May 20 2019, David R Brown
Safic-Alcan opens a new subsidiary in Greece
Independent specialty chemicals distributor, Safic-Alcan has announced the opening of a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Hellas, for servicing the Greek market, effective immediately. Safic-Alcan Hellas' office is based in Athens and warehousing will be managed locally.
We are delighted with the opening of this new subsidiary in AthensPhilippe Combette
CEO of Safic-Alcan
In order to support the new office, Safic-Alcan hired its first employee, Dr.Yannis Antonopoulos, who will be responsible for the Sales & Development. Dr. Antonopoulos will hold the position of General Manager and will initially be in charge of the performance products market in Greece (CASE, PU, Rubber and Plastic). Prior to his current position, he enjoyed a long experience in sales and business development with local Greek distributors.
“We are delighted with the opening of this new subsidiary in Athens. We will bring innovative solutions to local customers, and serve our existing and future principals in the best possible way,” stated Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.
Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris La Défense (France). The Company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives, thermoplastics, polyurethane, lubricants, detergency, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals industries. With a network of 25 offices strategically located in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, China, the USA and Mexico, the company represents state-of-the art manufacturers around the world. Its highly specialized sales engineers allow Safic-Alcan to provide dedicated technical expertise and high performance solutions thus creating long term partnership with most of its principals and customers. Safic-Alcan employs 585 people worldwide and generated a turnover of EUR 611 million in 2018.
Source(s): Safic Alcan Press Release