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French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan forms new subsidiary Safic-Alcan Southern Africa for servicing markets in South Africa and neighbouring countries

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French speciality chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan forms new subsidiary Safic-Alcan Southern Africa for servicing markets in South Africa and neighbouring countries

July 06, 2020 - 10:39
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PARIS, July 6, 2020 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan is pleased to announce that it has formed a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Southern Africa, for servicing the South African market and its neighbouring countries, effective immediately. Safic-Alcan Southern Africa is based in Johannesburg and will manage warehousing locally.

In order to support the new office, Safic-Alcan hired its first employee, Mr Ronald Marshall, who will be responsible for the Sales & Development.

Mr Marshall, a polymer engineer, will hold the position of General Manager and will initially be in charge of the performance products market in Southern Africa (CASE, PU, Rubber and Plastic).

Prior to his current position, he enjoyed a long experience in technical, sales and business development with renowned companies such as Kluber Lubrication and Dunlop Africa.

« We are delighted with the opening of this new subsidiary in Johannesburg. 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.

About 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 630 people worldwide and generated a turnover of 648 M€ in 2019.