Oqema Sets up new Distribution Partnership with Solvay

23.09.2020 - Global chemical company Solvay and specialty chemicals distributor Oqema have entered into a distribution partnership for phenol and phenol derivatives. The partnership covers Solvay’s products hydroquinone, methylhydroquinone, TBC and PTZ for the monomers market, alongside other phenol derivatives for the agrochemicals and pharma markets.

Oqema will be distributing these products to the monomers, pharma and agrochemicals markets in Benelux, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Baltic countries.

Christophe Gas, Vice President and EMEA Region General Manager of Solvay’s business unit Aroma Performance, said: “Having demonstrated a strong relationship across different businesses, Oqema are well placed to penetrate the monomers and polymers market alongside the agrochemicals, pharma and electronics markets by acting as a real extension to our sales arm.”

James Berwick, Oqema’s European Specialty Group Director, added: “As a leading distributor of specialty products across an expanding European geography of 21 countries, we are strategically expanding our intermediate portfolio to widen our offering to the significant production base of active ingredients across Europe. Solvay’s broad range of phenolic intermediates becomes the strong basis of our portfolio, complementing our existing range, and, at the same time, strengthens our European position in the pharma, agrochemicals and life science market.”

“This partnership formalizes the concrete relationship we have had with Solvay for the last decade and gives our customers the security in supply and product quality that’s needed in today’s ever more challenging distribution market,” said Steven Schellhorn, Head of Sales at Oqema UK & Ireland.