March 20 2020, David R Brown
Bodo Möller Chemie strengthens cooperation with BASF in Africa
Bodo Möller Chemie and BASF have announced they are deepening their partnership and collaboration within Coatings and Construction segments across a number of key African markets.
Our application know-how and BASF's technical support and product quality constitute an ideal foundation to sustainably develop the business in AfricaFrank Haug
CEO of Bodo Möller Chemie
With immediate effect, Bodo Möller Chemie will support the sales and distribution of BASF dispersions for Architectural Coatings in Southern Africa and in English-speaking countries in West Africa. Countries covered by the agreement include South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Zambia. In Ghana and Nigeria, the collaboration also includes the distribution of BASF resins and additives.
Besides solidifying their long-standing partnership with BASF the agreement also reinforces the Bodo Möller Chemie Group's position as one of the leading distributors of specialty chemicals in Africa and to the global coatings sector. Bodo Möller are also planning to open a new Coatings Competence Center (CCC) in Johannesburg soon to expand their technical expertise and deliver significant added value to their customers in the region.
Frank Haug, CEO of Bodo Möller Chemie commented, “The close and long-standing partnership with BASF is based on a joint value concept of offering sustainable solutions to our customers as well as an in-depth understanding of the needs of this market. The African continent offers an enormous potential, but also requires a high level of customization. Our application know-how and BASF's technical support and product quality constitute an ideal foundation to sustainably develop the business in Africa.”
Robert Heger, Vice President Business Management Dispersions & Additives for Construction & Architectural Coatings EMEA, added “The cooperation with Bodo Möller Chemie gives us the opportunity to offer formulators our comprehensive product portfolio of polymer dispersions, resins and additives combined with technical and market expertise.”
Besides BASF the Bodo Möller Chemie Group also has long-term partnerships with other specialized manufacturers like Huntsman, Ruichem, Michelman and Songwon in Africa covering many other industrial application fields.
Bodo Möller Chemie Group
Founded in 1974, Bodo Möller Chemie Group has its headquarters in Offenbach am Main, Germany and operates in over 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and now the Middle East. The Group is a leading trading partner for well-known European companies such as DOW Automotive Systems, HB Fuller, BASF and Huntsman. The product portfolio of the company includes high-performance epoxy resin, polyurethane and silicone-based adhesives, thermosetting plastics (epoxy resin, polyester, polyurethane, silicone), pigments and additives, textile agents, dyes, electro casting resins, tooling and laminating resins and composite material. Bodo Möller Chemie also has its own production plant and laboratory for realising customised formulations and application tests for products within its portfolio.
Source(s): Bodo Möller Chemie Press Release