Specialty chemicals company buys Huntsman factory in Sadat City
In 2015, Bodo Möller Chemie Group joined the ranks of specialty chemicals manufacturers. The Offenbach-based Bodo Möller Chemie Group took over the ultra-modern Huntsman Advanced Materials production plant in Sadat City and two sales offices with laboratories in Cairo and Alexandria. The plant has a surface area of 4,200 m² and an annual production capacity of 4,500 tonnes of polymer material for floorings and polymer formulations. 32 employees work in the production process, which complies with European and German standards (ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001). As part of the takeover, Bodo Möller Chemie also gains distribution rights for products from the Huntsman Advanced Materials portfolio for the Middle East and North African markets. This acquisition gives the company direct access to a complete sales structure and to customer services.
Moving into own production
"After four decades as a recognised specialist in problem-solving and sales partner to leading producers in the specialty chemicals and adhesives sector, we are now also a manufacturer with our own plant," explains Frank Haug, CEO of Bodo Möller Chemie Group. With its new business unit Polymer System House, Bodo Möller Chemie is now able to adapt the colour, viscosity and reactivity of products such as polyurethanes, epoxides and silicones to meet its customers’ individual requirements. In collaboration with its in-house laboratories in Poland and Egypt, it is now able to develop polymer formulations that are specifically tailored to the customer’s application. "For Bodo Möller Chemie this represents an important step in expanding the services it can offer to its customers. As of now, we are in a position to provide not only logistical and technical solutions but also individual solutions relating to product formulation," explains Haug, speaking of the new service.
Bodo Möller Chemie continues to expand
Entering the North African market is an effective continuation of the expansion strategy of the past few months – after establishing its own subsidiaries in Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, China and Dubai with sales offices in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the company has also greatly strengthened its partnership with Huntsman Advanced Materials in Eastern Europe. "The main thrust of our strategy is to expand our business in non-EU countries in particular. This enables us to position ourselves as a global expert in special requirements in the chemical sector," adds Haug. The Egyptian production plant will work closely with the sales office in Dubai in order to cover the whole of the Middle East. Sales structures in North Africa complete the distribution markets for Bodo Möller Chemie – the subsidiary in South Africa has already been covering the sub-Saharan region since 2011. This means that the company is already regarded as a specialist in complex and challenging markets, which it tackles by its emphasis on proximity to its customers. The Bodo Möller Chemie team has an enormous amount of expertise and is able to solve just about any problem encountered by its customers. "In this instance, success is determined by proximity to the customer. Speedy service delivered on a personal basis, together with the highest level of expertise are what we have to offer," stresses Haug.
With 40 years experience in selling specialty chemicals, Bodo Möller Chemie Group (www.bm-chemie.de, www.bm-chemie.com) is the leading partner to well-known global chemical companies, including DOW Automotive Systems, HB Fuller, BASF, Huntsman Advanced Materials and Huntsman Textile Effects. Bodo Möller Chemie has now added its own production plant and its own laboratories for customised formulations and application tests to its portfolio. The Offenbach company’s products include 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 composites. The experts at Bodo Möller Chemie offer their customers in Europe, Africa and Asia targeted advice and customised on-site service to help them find the optimum product solutions for individual requirements in many different sectors.
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