Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins and base chemicals, and Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, a leading distributor in the European plastic and rubber industry, announce a cooperation agreement for joint efforts in Brazil. As of January 2016, the two companies will work together to increase market penetration in Brazil for innovative polypropylene (PP) compound products produced by Borealis Brasil S.A. The Borealis Brasil sales and development team will be supported by the established Biesterfeld distribution network.
The alliance aims to develop new market opportunities in PP compounds for all industry sectors by more efficiently serving current customers, and by acquiring new ones. All customers will benefit from the innovative products and applications in the Borealis Brasil S.A. portfolio and the excellent distribution capabilities offered by Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda.
“We are very pleased to have Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda. as our Brazilian distribution partner for PP compound resins,” says Jost E. Laumeyer, Commercial Director Borealis South America. “Investing in this partnership with Biesterfeld clearly underlines our commitment to the region. We look forward to working this market together with Biesterfeld and developing innovative new PP solutions with our customers in Brazil.”
“The partnership with Borealis gives us an excellent opportunity to expand our portfolio with additional products. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation,” adds Dietmar Zinkand, Biesterfeld Business Manager Engineering Polymers. “We have a far-reaching experience and many years of knowledge for innovative polypropylene compound products – especially in the automotive industry.”