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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
You hereby receive the Brenntag press release on the start of the cooperation between Brenntag and CheMondis.
Please refer to the press release below for detailed information.
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Essen / Cologne, October 29, 2020
Brenntag and CheMondis announce collaboration in digital sales and marketing of chemicals
Brenntag (ISIN DE000A1DAHH0), the world market leader in the distribution of chemicals and ingredients, and CheMondis, the leading B2B online marketplace for chemicals in Europe, announce an initial collaboration. The two companies plan to jointly advance digital sales and marketing for the chemical industry. Brenntag and CheMondis see the increasing importance of online sales channels for the chemical industry and have therefore reached a cooperation agreement.
As a first step, Brenntag will gradually offer its top portfolio of paints & coatings and adhesives & sealants to the German market for online purchase via CheMondis.
“In the past two years, we at Brenntag have continuously developed our ‘Brenntag Connect’ e-commerce platform. The platform is already live in most mature markets. Overall, we see a strong upward trend in the online business. With this cooperation we are expanding our digital channels even further, “explains Maarten Stramrood, CDO Brenntag.” Our cooperation with CheMondis will offer our current and potential customers an even greater choice. ”
“We at CheMondis are pleased to welcome Brenntag, the world‘s leading chemical distributor, as a new partner. This is a strong signal that online retail is becoming an increasingly important strategic component in the chemical industry, “says Sebastian Brenner, Managing Director of CheMondis.” There is great demand from customers in our industry for an online shopping experience, and CheMondis fulfills this need. ”
CheMondis was founded in 2018 as an independent start-up company from LANXESS and has since established the leading open B2B marketplace for chemicals in Europe with more than 3,200 active companies and around 50,000 listed products. CheMondis offers chemical product sellers (manufacturers and distributors) a state-of-the-art online sales channel that offers a fully digital customer journey, professional online marketing support and data-driven analysis. Buyers have already made several thousand digital transactions on CheMondis.
Brenntag is the world market leader in the distribution of chemicals and ingredients. As a link, we bring our suppliers and customers together in profitable partnerships. Our nearly 17,500 employees provide tailor-made application, marketing and supply chain solutions. Support with technical applications and formulations, market, industry and regulatory know-how as well as advanced digital solutions are just some of our service offerings with which we want to create an incomparable customer experience. Our portfolio includes specialty and industrial chemicals and ingredients sourced from a first-class supplier base. With its many years of experience, global reach and local strength, Brenntag stands by its partners and increases their success. We strive to make a contribution to greater sustainability in our own company and in all of the industries we supply and to achieve sustainable, profitable growth. From its headquarters in Essen and from the regional headquarters in Philadelphia, Houston and Singapore, Brenntag operates a unique global network with more than 640 locations in 77 countries. In 2019, the company had sales of 12.8 billion euros (14.4 billion US dollars). The Brenntag share is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (BNR).
Pressekontakt: Hubertus Spethmann Brenntag AG Global Communications Messeallee 11 45131 Essen Deutschland Telefon: +49 201 6496-1732 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.brenntag.com