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BASF Signs Distribution Agreement with GMZ in CASE Market

Published on 2016-11-21. Author : SpecialChem

BASF recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement with GMZ Inc., a regional distributor of the Azelis Americas distribution network. Through this exclusive relationship, GMZ gains access to the Dispersions & Resins division of BASF.

"Authorizing GMZ Inc. is an important part of our distribution strategy to promote growth and streamline our channel to the CASE market," says Boone Pitts, Distribution Manager, BASF Dispersions & Resins Division, North America.

Example of Strategic Growth Objective

BASF Signs Distribution Agreement with GMZ
BASF Signs Distribution Agreement with GMZ
"BASF's comprehensive and unmatched product portfolio for the CASE market nicely complements our newly formed GMZ entity. With this appointment, we now have access to BASF's full breadth of chemistries into the CASE segment, and we are enhancing our specialty chemicals footprint in the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Northeast regions," said Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of Azelis Americas. "This mandate is a prime example of one of our strategic growth objectives and we are confident we will add value to our customer base and help build BASF business."

BASF Dispersions & Resins division is a leading producer of raw materials for the architectural, transportation, industrial, furniture and floor coatings, construction materials and printing, packaging and adhesives industries.

States Covered Under Agreement

States included in these territories are Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri.

About BASF’s Dispersions & Resins Division

The Dispersions & Resins division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiber bondings, plastics, paper as well as for electronic applications such as displays. With its comprehensive product portfolio and its extensive knowledge of the industry, the Dispersions & Resins division offers its customers innovative and sustainable solutions and helps them advance their formulations.

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of its customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015.

About Azelis

Azelis Americas is a leader in specialty chemical distribution in the US and Canada. Azelis Americas is organized around the following market sectors: CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers), Specialty Ag/Horticulture, Personal Care, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, Pharma, Chemical Industries, Rubber and Plastic Additives, Lubricants and Metalworking Fluids.

Azelis Americas operates in the USA and Canada using its business model and go-to-market strategy. Its renowned local brands are co-branded with the Azelis visual identity, thereby emphasizing its local focus on absolute customer service, now backed by a global structure.

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Source: Azelis
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