Univar Solutions and Marott Graphic Services Ltd. Enter into Distribution Agreement in Europe
New agreement sets the stage for collaboration focused on specialty additives for rust prevention in industrial markets
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions B.V., a subsidiary of Univar Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a leading global solutions provider to users of specialty ingredients and chemicals, today announced the Company has been appointed as distributor for Marott Graphic Services (MGS Chemistry Group) unique rust protection additives for inks, coatings, rust prevention oils, and lubricants and metalworking fluids in Europe1.
Univar Solutions and Marott Graphic Services Ltd. Enter into Distribution Agreement in Europe
"We are thrilled to be selected as a distributor for MGS," said Federico Montaner, global vice president of lubricants & metalworking fluids for Univar Solutions. "This agreement will support more industrial rust protection, specialty lubricants, metalworking fluids, and additives in the region, enabling customers to develop next-generation products and find innovative solutions for industrial chemistry and formulations."
"As we continue growing our ingredients and specialties business in Europe, it's critical that we partner with premier companies who are committed to helping meet customers' product performance needs while keeping sustainability top-of-mind," said Chris Fitzgerald, global vice president of coatings, adhesives, sealants, & elastomers (CASE) and rubber & plastic additives for Univar Solutions. "For more than 40 years, MGS and its dedicated team have provided specialty corrosion inhibitor additive formulations across a wide range of applications and industries. We are proud to provide our European customers access to these important chemistries."
The new agreement between the two companies includes additives for oils, lubricants, and coatings in the TINSCO range of rust inhibitors. Working together, Univar Solutions will offer customers access to an expansive range of additives for lubricants, metalworking fluids and rust prevention oils, while simultaneously providing MGS a reliable, technical-focused, and market leading distribution partner. Innovation is a top priority for both MGS and Univar Solutions as the two companies are bringing alternative solutions forward by focusing on sustainability in the lubricants and metalworking fluids and coatings space.
"We are hugely excited about our partnership with Univar Solutions," said Scott Sutherland, managing director for MGS. "As one of Europe's leading chemical distributors to the lubricants and metalworking fluids and CASE markets, Univar Solutions' expert technical and logistical capabilities will help deliver sales growth and expanded market coverage for the high performance TINSCO additive range."
Univar Solutions collaborates at the intersection of science and technology, using the latest materials to help keep its labs, suppliers, and customers ahead of today's market demands with diverse chemical and ingredient solutions. With a vast network of strategic supplier partners, the Company has grown its industrial offerings around the globe in recent years while building dedicated sales, product, and technical teams advancing specialty solutions in high performance industries.
For more information about Univar Solutions, visit univarsolutions.com.
(1) Agreement includes European Union (EU), United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Turkey and excludes Poland and Czech Republic.
About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is leading global commodity and specialty chemical distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world's leading producers. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and technical sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools, the Company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. While fulfilling its purpose to help keep communities healthy, fed, clean and safe, Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and focus on Growing Together. Learn more at univarsolutions.com.
About MGS Chemistry Group
As a family owned and run business, established in 1981, MGS prides itself on the fact that for over 40 years, its dedicated team has pushed the boundaries on specialist corrosion inhibitor additive formulation across a wide range of applications and industries. Located at purpose-built facilities in Dunbar, Scotland, MGS is a modern, ISO-9001 certified company with ambitious goals and an eco-friendly ethos. In collaboration with customers and partners, MGS is committed to making a positive impact in the future, striving to deliver further improvements in performance and product sustainability, as it maintains the high quality and consistency expected by its customers and partners. Learn more at mgschem.com.
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