July 1 2019, David R Brown
Pluschem, a group of independent distributors of speciality chemicals, continues its international expansion
In the last 12 months Pluschem, a European network of independent distributors of speciality chemicals, has significantly expanded their global presence engaging privately-owned distributors in Canada/N.America (Thames River Chemical Corp), North and West Africa (Afriglobal), Central America (Ketsin de Costa Rica Ltda) and Japan and Thailand (Andoh Parachemie). This adds to their existing international network which includes members in India (Chemet), South Africa (Protea Chemicals) and Sichuan Goldmann in China.
Our group, now comprises 6 European and 7 non European companies, and we've climbed through the ranks from our creation in 2000 to being 8th largest chemical distributor globallyDavid Salter
Executive Director at Pluschem
David Salter, Executive Director at Pluschem, is delighted with the successful growth of the Group outside Europe. “Our group, now comprises 6 European and 7 non European companies, and we've climbed through the ranks from our creation in 2000 to being 8th largest chemical distributor globally.”
The Group's European members, that comprise Pluschem EEIG - a corporate entity representing the interests of its 6 European stakeholders, are: National Chemical Co (Ireland, UK), Goldmann (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland), Altichem (Benelux), Flinkenberg (Nordic region), Torchiani (Italy) and Barcelonesa (Iberia, N.Africa).
David Salter added, “We are still looking to further extend are network and are actively exploring opportunities in Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East”
Formed in 2000, PlusChem has an annual turnover in excess of EUR 1.5 billion in 2018, 300 member employees in Europe, and 450 internationally. Pluschem is currently comprised of 13 member companies: 6 European and 7 non-European companies. Each national distributor has long-standing experience and expertise in the representation of international producers of speciality chemicals in their home markets. By joining forces, we are able to offer international producers an efficient pan-European and international approach to the marketing of their products, as well as a structured sourcing network for our affiliated companies. In 2019, Pluschem are ranked within the top 10 largest distributors globally in the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors.
Source(s): Pluschem Press Release