April 9 2018, David R Brown
Safic-Alcan opens Russian subsidiary
Safic-Alcan has announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Rus, for servicing the Russian industrial rubber & plastics manufacturing sector as well as the CIS countries.Safic-Alcan Rus is based in Moscow and the new subsidiary will manage warehousing locally.
This initiative will enable us to support our existing local customers and to be present in high potential markets while enhancing our distribution network in Eastern EuropePhilippe Combette
CEO of Safic-Alcan
In order to support this new office, Safic-Alcan hired its first employee, Mikhail Shekhirev, who will be responsible for the Sales & Development. Mikhail will hold the position of Sales Manager and will be in charge of the rubber and plastics markets in Russia. Prior to his current position, Mikhael had a long experience in sales with major rubber and plastics players. Mikhail is graduated from the Moscow Business School.
“We are happy with the opening of this new subsidiary in Moscow. This initiative will enable us to support our existing local customers and to be present in high potential markets while enhancing our distribution network in Eastern Europe,” stated Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.
Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of speciality chemicals headquartered in Paris-La-Défense (France). The Company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. The Group is present in all major countries of the European Union, as well as in Turkey, and China with on-going strategic development in Eastern Europe, the USA and Mexico. In 2017,Safic-Alcan posted sales revenues of EUR 565 million.
Source(s): Safic-Alcan Press Release