German speciality chemicals expert takes over the wood adhesive division of adhesive manufacturer Planatol GmbH in India
The Bodo Möller Chemie Group has extended the portfolio of its newly founded Indian affiliate, Bodo Möller Chemie India. It will assume responsibility for the distribution of wood adhesives for Pune-based Planatol Adhesive India Ltd. The move comprises all local customers, the distribution rights for wood adhesives in India and the warehouse in Nagpur. Alongside China, India is considered to be a growing giant of industrial production. Adhesives play a key role in the processing of traditional materials like wood. Rapidly growing construction and furniture industries are the main markets for wood and wood-based products. Bodo Möller Chemie will distribute the full range of Planatol’s wood adhesives, which comprise all the relevant technologies required for the market, namely dispersion glues, hot melts, urea resins and reactive PUR hot melts.
India means growth
India is one of many countries to highly appreciate the expertise of specialists like the Bodo Möller Chemie Group. The German Group entered the Indian market with its own affiliate for sales and technical consulting a few months ago. The Indian headquarters are located in Mumbai and the Group has local sales offices in Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. In addition to the new range of Planatol products, Bodo Möller Chemie distributes products made by Huntsman Advanced Materials in the markets for adhesives, composites and electronic components. “Our strength lies in making our specialist expertise accessible on a global scale. As more than just a supplier, Bodo Möller Chemie uses its knowledge to provide advice on exactly which chemical is best suited for a particular application,” explains Frank Haug, Chairman and Managing Director of Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH. The company coaches and supports customers during the entire life cycle, from prototypes to standard products. The Bodo Möller Chemie Group has sales offices and production sites throughout the world. The company boasts more than 40 years’ experience in the distribution and application of speciality chemicals, which are its core activities.
Planatol has been producing industrial adhesives for the graphic arts, packaging and woodworking industries for more than 80 years. Following the acquisition of Wetzel GmbH in 2012, Planatol expanded its activities both technologically and geographically. Planatol Adhesive India was founded in 2013. “Since starting operations in India, we have successfully introduced our products to the Indian market, where they have become firmly established. In order to speed up our company’s growth path, we were looking for a distribution partner with a high level of technical expertise and a customer-centric sales team. In the Bodo Möller Chemie Group, we have found the perfect partner. Our complementary activities allow us to offer customers an attractive portfolio and a highly qualified technical sales team. We are looking forward to collaborating with the Bodo Möller Group,” says Robert Alber, Managing Director of Planatol Wetzel GmbH.
With 40 years’ experience in selling speciality chemicals, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group (www.bm-chemie.de, www.bm-chemie.com) is the leading partner of well-known global chemical companies, including Dow Automotive Systems, HB Fuller, BASF, Huntsman Advanced Materials and Huntsman Textile Effects. Bodo Möller Chemie, which is headquartered in Offenbach, Germany, has now added its own production plant and its own laboratories for customised formulations and application tests to its portfolio. The 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 services to help them find the optimum product solutions tailored to the individual requirements of many different sectors.
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