Expert duo strengthens Bodo Möller Chemie Nordic Mika Halonen and Matts Andersson force the successful integration of Henkel Adhesives in Finland and Sweden
Effective 01/01/2021, Mika Halonen has taken over the management of Bodo Möller Chemie Finland Oy and the position of Sales Director Nordic. In his positions, Halonen is responsible for the further expansion of the adhesive business in the Nordic region (Finland and Sweden). To accomplish this, the collaboration with the long-standing partner Henkel Adhesives Technologies is being strengthened. The focus will be on the packaging and paper industry, the construction industry and the furniture industry, specifically on the Aquence®, Loctite® and Technomelt® portfolio. In order to keep promoting the expansion of the solution and service offerings, Matts Andersson will also strengthen the Nordic Team as technical sales & distribution associate starting on 01/01/2021. In addition to the integration of Henkel Adhesives Technologies’ adhesive business, application-technical support and problem solution assistance, Andersson will take over technical and commercial customer support. “We look forward to the joint collaboration with Mr. Halonen and Mr. Andersson. The planned expansion of the adhesive business in the Nordic region should deliberately strengthen the corporate success of the business segment further,” explains Frank Haug, Chairman of the Board of Bodo Möller Chemie Group. The further expansion of the product portfolio and the intensification of the customer-oriented relationships aims to enhance the position of Bodo Möller Chemie even more.
Success through expertise
After having worked at Henkel Adhesives Technologies for more than 20 years, Halonen and Andersson were able to accumulate comprehensive specialized knowledge specific to the sector and its applications. In his professional career, Mika Halonen held various positions working within the entire value-added chain. Most recently, he was Business Development Manager for Europe, India, the Middle East and Africa, and as Nordic Country Manager for adhesives of furniture and building components, he was able to steadily keep expanding his know-how. Matts Andersson had worked most recently at Henkel as account manager for industrial adhesives for the packaging & labeling, bookbinding and tissue industry. Since he has always worked in the packaging and paper industry, he has been able to acquire profound sector- and application-specific specialized know-how. “Owing to their qualifications, Mr. Halonen and Mr. Andersson represent outstanding staffing for Bodo Möller Chemie. Apart from wide-ranging experience in the sector, they also bring a solid network with them. With the planned expansions, our adhesive product range will become even more balanced and attractive for our customers,” says Peter Holm, Managing Director Nordic Region of Bodo Möller Chemie.
Leading one-stop-shop in Nordic
“Our position as expert all-in-one solution provider was significantly promoted in the last 11 years by my highly appreciated colleague, Mr. Peter Holm. I would very much like to express my extraordinary gratitude to him for his tireless dedication,” explains Frank Haug, Chairman of the Board of Bodo Möller Chemie Group. “With the integration of the Henkel adhesive business that is now being planned, Bodo Möller Chemie will steadily expand its position in the market as leading distributor of specialty chemicals in the future,” adds Frank Haug.
Bodo Möller Chemie Finland Oy
Technical sales & distribution associate Nordic