BASF taps Bodo Möller Chemie as distributor in Northwest Africa
Bodo Möller Chemie Group, a distributor based in Offenbach, Germany, announced that it will support the sales and distribution of resins and performance additives for paints, inks and coatings in Maghreb and the mainly francophone countries in the Northwest of Africa for German chemical company BASF.
The Maghreb region includes Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.
Bodo Möller Chemie’s recently inaugurated office and warehouse in Casablanca, Morocco, will serve as its hub into the region.
The Bodo Möller Chemie Group and BASF have been cooperating in various product lines for many years throughout the world. The main focus of this collaboration with BASF is in the area of the Paint, Inks and Coatings Industry, with high quality resins and the proven performance additives product line of BASF.
With this latest collaboration, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group not only solidifies the long-standing trustful partnership with BASF, but also confirms its commitment as one of the leading distributors of specialty chemicals to invest in the African market and thus strengthen its global position in the coatings sector.
“The close and long-standing partnership with BASF is based on a joint value concept of offering sustainable solutions to our customers as well as an in-depth understanding of the needs of this market. The African continent offers an enormous potential, but also requires a high level of customization. Our application know-how and BASF’s technical support and product quality constitute an ideal foundation to sustainably develop the business in Africa,” says Frank Haug, chairman of the Board of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group.
“Providing logistic support and warehousing locally plus competent technical support in the region is the winning combination for our customers in Maghreb and beyond,” says Volker Oehl, director of Business Development for CASE at Bodo Möller Chemie.
“We are very excited about our new cooperation with Bodo Möller in Northwest Africa. The region contains a lot of growth potential in paints, inks and coatings. Together, we’re looking forward to better serving our customers with strengthened technical and logistic capabilities,” says Erkin Ataman, head of Sales, Dispersions and Resins Turkey & Northwest Africa at BASF.