Bangkok/Hamburg, 10. July 2023 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients, and Novabay Pte Ltd, a manufacturer of high-quality sodium bicarbonate located in Singapore, recently entered into a new collaboration and agreed on distribution rights for Novabay’s sodium bicarbonate pharma grade, in particular fine and coarse grade, in Thailand. The contract was concluded between Novabay Pte Ltd and Biesterfeld Thailand, therefore the distribution rights go 100% to the local subsidiary of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.
Customers benefit from one-stop solutions
“We are very pleased about the new partnership with Novabay Pte Ltd. Novabay's products are of highest quality and fit perfectly into our existing portfolio”, says Lars Witzel, Managing Director, Biesterfeld Thailand. “For many years we have been supplying numerous companies active in the hemodialysis production with other key ingredients such as the pharmaceutical Sodium Chloride Sanal ©P salt from our supplier Dansk Salt. Thanks to Novabay's Sodium Biocarbonate, we are now able to supply our customers with a well put together total package of ingredients, which is very popular with leading manufacturers of hemodialysis solutions and cartridges. Furthermore, we are also able to offer a high quality excipient producing effervescent powders and tablets”, Witzel further adds.
Hartmut Zeller, Head of Pharma & Medical at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie sees exciting growth opportunities for both companies in the new cooperation. “We are excited about the new partnership with Novabay Pte Ltd and look forward to a successful business relationship. Our team of local technical experts with in-depth knowledge and extensive industry experience is excited about developing and continuously growing the business together with our new partner.”
Development of new and expansion of existing business areas
Biesterfeld Thailand will also start its personal care and cosmetic activities in Thailand which allows for the new products to be promoted in even more relevant industries, as Sodium Bicarbonate is widely used as pH regulator in cosmetic and personal care formulations.
Biesterfeld Thailand: Local expertise and global network
Established in 2013, Biesterfeld Thailand is located in the P.B Tower – in the vibrating heart of Bangkok. Through two local warehouses, the GDP certified distributor serves local customers with pharmaceutical APIs and excipients. Additionally Biesterfeld offers a wide range of Polymer Additives and industrial chemicals. The distribution of customer specific product solutions and services remains the key competence of Biesterfeld Thailand. Working closely with well selected global suppliers the company serves a wide range of chemicals. Biesterfeld Thailand’s comprehensive portfolio furthermore includes synthetic rubber, rubber additives, personal care and cosmetic ingredients, medical device solutions as well as basic chemicals, solvents, monomers and individual products.
The Asian Biesterfeld HealthCare team will be at CPhI SEA. 12.-14.7.2023 in Bangkok, the leading event for the ASEAN’s pharmaceutical industry. Visit us at booth A02!
About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients. The company offers extensive market knowledge and tailor-made, application-based technical advice across a diverse product portfolio. It focuses on the requirements of selected industries, including composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, food supplements, electric, electronic and energy.
The Biesterfeld Group, one of the world's leading distribution and service companies in the field of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals, was founded in 1906 in Hamburg, Germany. Today the group has more than 1000 employees across 50 locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa and generates an annual revenue of 1.66 billion EUR. The fully family-owned company operates in the business divisions Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld Performance Rubber.