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OQEMA enters a new distribution partnership with Solvay Aroma Performance

Liedberg, Germany – 10 September 2020 – Solvay, a leading global chemical company that develops technologies and solutions for many aspects of society’s needs, and OQEMA AG, a European market leader in the sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, have entered into a distribution partnership for the phenolic and phenolic derivatives range, supporting 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. Solvay’s range within the scope of the partnership includes hydroquinone, methylhydroquinone, TBC and PTZ for the monomers market, alongside other phenol derivatives for the agrochemicals and pharma markets.


Christophe Gas, Vice President and EMEA Region General Manager, Solvay Aroma Performance, comments, ‘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. OQEMA teams are trained with the knowledge to serve and create value for our customers, and they are the perfect partner to help us grow in the EMEA region.’

Dr James Berwick, European Specialty Group Director, OQEMA AG, comments, ‘As a leading distributor of speciality 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.’

Steven Schellhorn, Head of Sales in OQEMA UK & Ireland, adds ‘This partnership formalises 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.’

The OQEMA Group is one of the leading chemical distributors in Europe with 45 sites in 21 countries. We provide services all along supply chains at the point of contact between chemical manufacturers and chemical processing industries. The OQEMA Group has a dynamic, steadily growing portfolio of industrial and specialised chemicals and over 15,000 products.