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KRONOS and Omya Announce Distribution Partnership for the Philippines

Oct 14, 2020
Oftringen (Switzerland), October 14, 2020. Omya, a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, is pleased to announce the further expansion of its distribution agreement with KRONOS Worldwide, Inc.
Omya has been appointed the official agent and distributor of KRONOS titanium dioxide pigments in the Philippines. Starting October 1st, Omya will provide service to new and existing customers in the paints & coatings, thermoplastic polymers & elastomers and adhesives industry.
This agreement adds another important market to Omya’s representation of KRONOS in the Asia-Pacific region, covering already Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal. KRONOS relies on Omya’s well-renowned technical assistance and analytical service capabilities which include a regional Technology Center in Singapore, to grow its business.
“Having Omya in place as our agent and distributor for the Philippines continues to strengthen both the partnership between Omya and KRONOS as well as the strong global network that KRONOS offers. We look forward to support our existing and new customers with value added service such as just in time capability that Omya’s local representation offer. We strive to preserve and continue to increase our footprint in the market being the leading global TiO2 suppliers with their knowledge of the market.”, comments Stewart Richardson, Senior Vice President Sales, and Sander Herden, Director of Distribution Services – Asia-Pacific at Omya, adds “I am so pleased with the development of our partnership with Kronos in the Asia Pacific Region. Kronos is really able to see the value that Omya can bring from a customers’ perspective and this shows in the latest expansion of our partnership to the Philippines. There will be a big benefit to the customers
from our technical capabilities and distribution expertise.”
About Omya
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals. The company provides a wealth of innovative product solutions that contribute to its customers' competitiveness and productivity in multiple industries such as Construction, Paper & Board, Polymers, Food and Personal & Home Care. Omya further provides Environmental Solutions targeting the agriculture, water and energy markets.
Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 175 locations in over 50 countries with 9,000 employees. Committed to implementing the principles of sustainability at all company levels, Omya provides added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials to meet the essential needs of current and future generations.
About Kronos
Kronos developed the manufacturing process for TiO2 on industrial scale in 1916 in Norway and is a worldwide manufacturer of titanium dioxide pigments. The company's production capacity is around 560,000 tonnes per year. Kronos operates six production facilities located in five countries on two continents. Production sites in Europe are located in Leverkusen and Nordenham/Germany, in Fredrikstad/Norway and in Gent/Belgium, while facilities in North America are rooted in Lake Charles, Louisiana/USA and in Varennes, Quebec/Canada.
In case of questions on the content of this press release, please contact
Chantal Eigenheer
Corporate Communications
Omya Management AG
Baslerstrasse 42
CH-4665 Oftringen
Phone direct: +41 627892039
Fax: +41 62 789 2040
eMail: chantal.eigenheer@omya.com
Internet: www.omya.com

Source: https://www.omya.com/Documents/news/Omya_Kronos_Distribution%20Agreement_Oct%202020.pdf