With effect from April 15, 2013, Songwon Industrial Group has appointed Sun Ace of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. based in Johannesburg, South Africa, as their new exclusive distributor for the Sub-Saharan Africa region for antioxidants, UV’s (both Sabostab® Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers, Songsorb® Ultraviolet Light Absorbers), One Pack Systems (OPS), Rubber-Chemicals, Tin Intermediates, SAP and Ink Binders. Sun Ace is part of a network of specialty additives and chemical manufacturing facilities and has offices in the Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Under the new agreement Sun Ace will be responsible for the sales and distribution of Songwon’s products in the Sub-Saharan Africa region including the West African region (Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast), Central Africa (Congo, Uganda), East African region (Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi) and South African region (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa).
Dieter Morath, Executive Vice President Global Sales and Member of the Songwon Industrial Group Executive Committee, said: “We are committed to continuously improve the quality of service and security of supply to our customers. Choosing Sun Ace as our partner will allow us to increase the availability of both products and knowledge for our customers in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. This agreement recognizes the importance of this rapidly developing region and our customers will benefit from the expertise and extensive network that Sun Ace has established over the last two decades which has been built on their values of quality, reliability, creativity and commitment.” Gary van Eyk, Managing Director Sun Ace South Africa (Pty) Ltd., continued: “The demand for polymers and additives is being driven by a rapidly growing population in the region and the need to provide infrastructure, communications, housing, transportation, packaging and many more applications from local suppliers. The potential for growth is exceptional with the Sub-Saharan Africa region demonstrating robust progress. Together with Songwon we will be in a position to give excellent added value to our customers, providing a broad portfolio of globally proven solutions as well as providing a level of technical and commercial service."