Bodo Möller Chemie: Egyptian subsidiary gains ISO energy management certification International specialty chemicals experts meet ISO 50001 requirements
The German Bodo Möller Chemie Group, which is a producer, distributor and expert in different applications scenarios, has had its Egyptian subsidiary ISO 50001 certified. In addition to its own manufacturing plant in Sadat City, the Offenbach-based company operates two sales offices with laboratories in Cairo and Alexandria. It took over the production plant from Huntsman Advanced Materials in 2015, together with the distribution rights for the Middle East and North Africa for products from the Huntsman portfolio. The factory occupies an area of more than 4,200 m² and has an annual production capacity of 12,000 tonnes of polymer material for floor coverings. The production process employs 32 employees and is based on European and German standards, such as ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001. The recent ISO 50001 certification of the site for energy management once again underscores the company’s high demands in terms of quality and sustainability.
Chemical industry in flux: distributor in the process
In view of the increasingly low margins prevailing within the chemicals sector, distributors are now more important than ever before. This was confirmed by a study conducted by Deloitte and presented at the Handelsblatt Chemistry Conference 2016: formulated specialty chemicals are increasingly being marketed in close collaboration with resellers or distributors. Functions that go beyond simple sales are increasingly being outsourced to distribution partners, not only to minimise fixed costs and risks but also to allow companies to concentrate on their core skills and markets. By entering the area of polymer formulation, Bodo Möller Chemie is taking on precisely this type of support function for manufacturers. The company is now able to adapt the colour, viscosity and reactivity of products such as polyurethanes, epoxides and silicones to meet its customers’ individual requirements, thereby offering individualised solutions.
Distribution model with consulting
The comprehensive range of services offered by the specialty chemicals experts, such as application-oriented technical consultancy, customised application tests in its own laboratories, a demand-based repackaging service and product formulation, benefits both manufacturers and users alike. “With the high level of expertise within our company, we are not only able to offer our customers the materials they require but we can also help them determine the best solution for them. This applies not only to the chemical products themselves but also to the production process,” says Frank Haug, Chairman and CEO of Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH. More and more customers are taking advantage of this expertise to optimise their own production: “If they buy in advice from us, they do not need to maintain their own in-house resources,” explains Haug. The growing team of specialists in the different areas therefore provides real added value for the company’s customers from all over the world.
With 40 years experience in selling specialty chemicals, Bodo Möller Chemie Group (www.bm-chemie.de, www.bm-chemie.com) is the leading partner to well-known global chemical companies, including DOW Automotive Systems, HB Fuller, BASF, Huntsman Advanced Materials and Huntsman Textile Effects. Bodo Möller Chemie has now added its own production plant and its own laboratories for customised formulations and application tests to its portfolio. The Offenbach company’s products include high-performance epoxy resin, polyurethane and silicone-based adhesives, thermosetting plastics (epoxy resin, polyester, polyurethane, silicone), pigments and additives, textile agents, dyes, electro casting resins, tooling and laminating resins and composites. The experts at Bodo Möller Chemie offer their customers in Europe, Africa and Asia targeted advice and customised on-site service to help them find the optimum product solutions for individual requirements in many different sectors.