Bodo Möller Chemie Group expands business activities in West Africa New warehouse for speciality chemicals supplies Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana
The Bodo Möller Chemie Group is expanding on the African continent and has been supplying the West African market with its own warehouse in the Nigerian metropolitan area Lagos since last year. From there, the company provides speciality chemicals such as adhesives, resins, additives and fillers from leading chemical manufacturers to large and small customers in the paints and varnishes, coatings, printing inks as well as plastics industry, metal pre-treatment and DIY sectors with its own reliable logistics. « Africa, especially with the countries of Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana, is a growth market with a steadily increasing demand for special solutions for chemical applications. « In addition to the high level of application expertise that we have built up over decades and apply in the form of personal consulting services, with our warehouse in Lagos we offer customers very short supply chains and thus a special degree of reliability, » says Frank Haug, CEO of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group.
Growth market Africa
Nigeria, along with other West African countries, is considered an industrial growth zone, especially for the plastics industry, wall and facade paints, DIY, and many other sectors. However, long supply chains for imports from abroad can be problematic due to the lengthy customs and import procedures. For this reason, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group takes over the local warehousing of standard resins, additives and pigments for the paints and coatings industry, thus also helping the local industry to react more quickly to market requirements. « In Northwest Africa, the Group’s typical concept of a one-stop store with additional application expertise is very much appreciated, » describes Basem Siaj, Managing Director Middle East at Bodo Möller Chemie. Thanks to our own logistics, the comprehensive portfolio of raw materials is available in line with the market and demand: « Particularly on the African continent, long supply chains are common due to customs and import hurdles, which we can eliminate through our own warehouse and thus realize very short delivery times. Our local industry experts also provide valuable assistance to the local industry in terms of material selection and application, » explains Volker Oehl, Director Business Development at Bodo Möller Chemie Group.
Distribution for leading manufacturers
The company can look back on almost 50 years of experience in sales and consulting on speciality chemicals and continues to expand the sales and competence network between leading chemical producers and the user industry in Europe and worldwide. Proven industry partners for the African market include manufacturers such as BASF for additive resins and dispersions, Songwon for plastics and polymer additives, Ruichem for titanium dioxide and Huntsman Advanced Materials for coatings and adhesives used in the construction and DIY sectors. Products from Henkel are offered for the pre-treatment of metals, as well as Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer from DuPont for seals. The portfolio of the branch in Nigeria also includes silicone oils from DOW.
With participants from all core markets, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group team will also be present at the European Coatings Show 2023 in Nuremberg, in Hall 2 at Stand 2-122.