Mark Hepburn is the new Managing Director at Bodo Möller Chemie South Africa Specialist with more than 30 years' experience in the chemical industry
Through their investment in South Africa, Bodo Möller Chemie Group has strengthened its trading activity throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In the capacity of Managing Director, Mark Hepburn is assuming the management of the South African subsidiary. The experienced branch specialist sees his primary tasks at Bodo Möller Chemie South Africa in broadening the product portfolio at the South Africa location and expanding the logistics on site. With regard to his activity, Mark Hepburn looks back on more than 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry during which he has already held executive positions in the Darvesh Group, IMCD South Africa and T&C Chemicals.
Specialty chemistry in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan countries
South Africa is one of the key economic driving forces of the African continent and the gateway to its market for many trading partners and investors. “At present South Africa is setting high expectations for specialty chemistry. Our competencies in adhesives, composite materials and electro casting resin are enjoying greater demand than ever, due to the industrial growth – a key reason to now intensify our activities there” says Frank Haug, CEO of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group. For further expansion in South Africa, the specialty chemical company therefore required an experienced manager, familiar with both the chemical trade and the special features of the South African economy and the Sub-Saharan countries. “To that end, Mark Hepburn has at his disposal a local network, specialist knowledge and, above all, a wealth of experience in logistics and the supply chain”, says the CEO of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group.
Services honoured with the Toyota Supplier Award
Very recently Bodo Möller Chemie South Africa was honoured with the Toyota Supplier Award. The car manufacturer Toyota South Africa Motors therefore honoured its long-standing partner and supplier for outstanding quality, cost-efficient solutions and reliability. In that respect, Frank Haug says: “By way of our partnerships with quality manufacturers and an optimised logistics system, in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan region we can deal with our customers’ requirements in a targeted way and offer diverse technical solutions.” Thanks to the headquarters in Port Elizabeth and an additional sales office in Johannesburg, the South African subsidiary company is an established partner for companies in the South Africa region and the Sub-Sahara region, which includes countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and Namibia.
With more than 40 years of experience in distribution of specialty chemicals and adhesives the Bodo Möller Chemie Group (www.bm-chemie.de, www.bm-chemie.com) is the leading trading partner for well-known European companies like DOW Automotive Systems, HB Fuller, BASF and Huntsman Advanced Materials. The product portfolio of the company includes powerful adhesives and adhesive systems, additives for plastics,coatings, rubber products, textiles, lubricants and other specialty chemicals. Due to targeted consulting and locally specific consumer service the Bodo Möller Chemie Group offers its customers the suitable product and solution for every individual requirement.