DSM Engineering Plastics has entered into a distribution agreement with Resin Express, wherein the two will join forces in the market development and sales of DSM Engineering Plastics resins in the Baltic States, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The move is in line with DSM's corporate strategy to focus on new and emerging markets - as defined in Vision 2010, the corporate blueprint for future development of the company.
According to Jo Kockelkoren, European Sales Manager General Industries & Distribution for DSM Engineering Plastics, this joint approach will benefit customers in Eastern Europe in two ways: "This agreement will make DSM's range of world class products more easily available throughout the region, using Resin Express' well-established distribution network. Key products include Stanyl® high temperature polyamides, Akulon® polyamides, and Arnitel® copolyester elastomers and material modifications such as Stanyl High Flow, Akulon Ultraflow, Akulon XP, and Arnite® XL which will help to improve productivity, part performance, and quality. And all these products will be fully supported by our outstanding technical support and application development programs, where necessary."
"This distribution agreement is a very important step, following the strategy of the Resin Express to expand its Engineering Plastics and Specialities product portfolio with well known brands of prominent raw material producers," adds Kees Vissers, Commercial Director Resin Express. "The addition of the Eastern European regions to the distribution agreements between DSM Engineering Plastics and Resin Express in France, UK and Benelux confirms the strong partnership between DSM and Resin Express.
Resin Express was founded in Belgium in 1988 and now is the leading pan-European distributor of branded plastics, elastomers and chemicals for many prominent raw material producers. With a regional sales network of offices and warehouses in most countries in Europe, Turkey and South Africa and a comprehensive product portfolio, Resin Express offers a perfect distribution service to small and medium-size customers. The European Technical Service Team offers technical advice for material selection, trouble shooting, mold flow analysis and application development from the early stage of design till the final product. Resin Express is a member of the Ravago group and employs 400 people worldwide. In 2006 the group realized a sales volume of nearly 545.000 MT with a turnover of 835 Million Euro.