Liedberg, 3 May 2022
The OQEMA Group, one of the leading chemical distributors in Europe, has been appointed as the official European distribution partner by Patcham FZC, manufacturer of specialty additives, for their range of products for Paints & Inks. The distribution agreement covers sales and marketing activities for all European countries, except the U.K, Poland, and Italy (partly Baltics) and complements OQEMA’s existing specialty product portfolio.
Patcham FZC is a global manufacturer of specialty additives. Since its inception in 1996, the company has steadily grown to become a leading supplier of metal carboxylates and specialty additives for Coatings, Inks, PVC, Composites and Oilfield, as well as tin and tin free catalysts. Patcham has built a strong manufacturing and R&D infrastructure that enables the rapid transition from concept to products.
“We have decided to appoint the OQEMA Group as our exclusive partner in Europe to further strengthen and expand our business in that region. We are absolutely convinced, that our strong commonality in values and a shared vision create an excellent foundation to be successful together. A great, complementary product portfolio, excellent services and a fully dedicated technical sales team will enable our new partnership for a most successful future.” stated Kaviesh Kripalani, General Manager of Patcham.
The OQEMA Group, founded in 1922, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Founded as a small family-owned chemical manufacturer, OQEMA is one of the top-10 chemical distributors in Europe. We are proud of our long-term cooperation with many renowned suppliers and are pleased to now count Patcham among them. These partnerships guarantee high levels of delivery reliability and best product quality.
“We are delighted that Patcham trusts in our capabilities and has appointed the OQEMA Group as their strategic partner in Europe. With Patcham’s specialty additives for the Paints & Inks industry, we make another massive step to establish OQEMA as a leading European distributor for the specialty chemicals industry”, comments André Schommer, Group Business Development Manager.
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The OQEMA Group is one of the leading chemical distributors in Europe. Almost 1,300 employees currently work for OQEMA at 45 locations in 23 countries. At the interface between chemicals manufacturers and chemical-processing industries, the OQEMA Group provides pan-European services along the supply chains, which includes procurement, product development, individual mixing, logistics and recycling. The Group has specific expertise in the technical and regulatory support of its customers. OQEMA is also the exclusive distribution partner of various renowned producers. OQEMA offers a highly dynamic and continuously expanding product portfolio of more than 14,000 products.
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