Univar opens office in Bucharest

Newsroom 27/02/2012 | 11:10

Chemical distributor Univar has announced today that its legal entity in Romania – Univar South-East Europe – is fully operational.

Company representatives said that Romania is a promising market for the company especially in the coatings market where only 65 percent of the customers are served by local producers.

“Romania is a country with enormous growth opportunities for our business. Industry and agriculture contribute nearly half the country’s GDP, which plays very well into Univar’s portfolio,” said Balazs Kiss, Univar’s country manager – Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. “Also, the domestic chemicals market is currently quite fragmented, so customers will benefit from Univar’s presence, can trust in our global supply reliability, and depend on our market insight so that they have the benefit of a global network with local level expertise,” he added.

Univar has been expanding its network throughout Central and Eastern Europe in recent years.

Univar is a global distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals. It represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. The company operates a network of 300 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2010, Univar reported sales of USD 7.9 billion.

Simona Bazavan

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