Safic-Alcan Enters Extended Distribution Agreement
Global specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan has announced that it has entered into an extended distribution agreement with Société Nouvelle des Couleurs Zinciques (SNCZ) in Eastern Africa to distribute a line of anticorrosive pigments in the region.
According to the company’s release, the pigments are expected to protect metals like novinox, phosphinal, phosphinox, zinc phosphates and chromates in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
“We welcome the extension of our partnership with Safic-Alcan into Eastern Africa. This is an exciting opportunity for both our companies to grow together and to bring our expertise in anti-corrosion to regional customers,” said Claude Esselin, Sales Director SNCZ.
The agreement reportedly went into effect on Oct. 1.
"We are very excited we have been able to extend our partnership with SNCZ into East Africa. Another important step for Safic Alcan East Africa to complement its portfolio with such global leader in corrosion inihibiting pigments for the paints and coatings industry,” stated Philip Kamau, Commercial Director for Safic-Alcan East Africa.
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In September, Safic-Alcan also announced that it had acquired South African specialty chemical distributor Southern Chemicals.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rod Proome, Mike Formo and the entire team to the Safic-Alcan Group. We started our activities in South Africa in 2020, and the addition of Southern chemicals will create a very strong platform for continued further growth,” said Yann Lissillour, CEO of the Safic-Alcan Group.
According to the release, Southern Chemicals provides industrial specialty chemicals and additives to industries involved in polyurethane foams, industrial coatings, adhesives and elastomers.
“While Southern Chemicals will retain its own identity, the new partnership with Safic-Alcan’s established world network and technical expertise fits very well with Southern Chemical’s industry footprint,” said Rod Proome, founder of Southern Chemicals.
"Not only will this new shareholding enhance product offering and technology support to our customers, but it will provide a strategic long-term commitment to our loyal supplier partners and growth opportunities for our employees.”