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VELOX Extends Composites Distribution by Forming JV with ALPOMID

Published on 2013-09-26. Author : SpecialChem

VELOX GmbH ("VELOX"), a European leader in the marketing and supply of raw materials specialities for plastics, composites, rubber, paints & coatings industries, announces a joint venture with Jürgen H. Aurer (ALPOMID GmbH & Co. KG) to enter the German-speaking Composites markets.

Already successful in the supply of Composites in Europe, VELOX offers a large range of products including resins, gelcoats, bonding pastes, reinforcements, catalysts, pigments, core materials, ancillaries, machineries and equipment, and is covering wide markets such as transportation, tanks and pipes, marine, chemical protection, sanitary ware applications, renewable energies, sports & leisure, automotive, etc.

VELOX establishes a strategic partnership with Jürgen H. Aurer and his Management and Strategy Consulting Firm ALPOMID, located in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany. This joint venture will be lead by Jürgen H. Aurer who will develop the composites market in the German-speaking countries. This cooperation is expected to provide a long term relationship between VELOX and its customers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland due to the great combination of know-how for these new markets.

François Minec, VELOX' General Manger says "we are very happy to welcome Jürgen in our team especially as we trust he is the right person to push VELOX on the German-speaking Composites markets due to his professional career".

With 25 years of experience in Composites, Jürgen H. Aurer has a strong knowledge on the products and the market. His experience as Manager at BASF, Managing Director at BÜFA, Euroresins, DSM Composite Resins Deutschland and ALPOMID, founded by himself in 2011, brought him a large knowledge on the Composites market. Jürgen has also been very active for the Composites Industry as he was until 2010 President of AVK, the Federation of Reinforced Plastics, as well as boardmember of GKV.

With this partnership VELOX is confident to enter the German speaking markets to become the one-stop shop in Europe for composites.

Jürgen H. Aurer, CEO of ALPOMID: "VELOX is a valuable partner for the Processors as well as for the Principals in the European Composites Industry. My heart is beating for Composites and I am very happy to be able to contribute together with VELOX to the further growth of this industry. This cooperation will give to our Austrian, German and Swiss Composites customers access to the powerful network of VELOX. New opportunities for innovative products, latest technology and composites know-how are guaranteed." Aurer adds: "We plan to launch our new activities in January 2014. Thanks to VELOX' extensive regional stock and distribution system we will then be ready to start with a full range of products and reliable just-in-time deliveries at competitive cost."

About VELOX GmbH

VELOX GmbH is a European leader in the supply and marketing of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries. Founded in 1993 by Bernard Goursaud and N. Max Schlenzig, VELOX is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The company currently has 18 offices and employs over 180 experienced employees who support customers throughout Europe.

Source: VELOX GmbH

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