Rhein Chemie

Melrob new distribution partner for Western Europe

Melrob new distribution partner for Western Europe

Friday, 11. October 2013 In the course of the project of restructuring sales and distribution in the EMEA region, Rhein Chemie will delegate customer liaison and support of parts of its clientele to Melrob Europe GmbH.

• Germany, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland starting November 1, 2013
• Spain, Portugal starting January 1, 2014
• France, Monaco, Andorra starting February 1, 2014

Further details of the cooperation with Melrob and their distribution concept will issued by them in due time.

The realignment of Rhein Chemie’s distribution concept is owing to the objective to establish a more efficient sales organization. After the reorganization of our sales concept in Central Europe, we are now adopting this concept for Western Europe. Together with Melrob we are aiming to establish a consistent sales organization for Western Europe. In this context, we will discontinue our web-based order platform (Webshop). Customers who were procuring their Rhein Chemie products via Webshop will be taken care of by Melrob, too.

Melrob is a capable distributor of specialty chemicals with a long experience in the area of rubber additives and elastomers. In the United Kingdom and Ireland Melrob Ltd. has been working as distributor for Rhein Chemie since 2007. The successful collaboration of Rhein Chemie with Melrob is reaching back even further. With Melrob, we are convinced to having chosen the adequate partner as distributor for the challenging business with rubber additives, capable to offer the same high service level of Rhein Chemie customers are used to.

Mannheim, 11. October 2013

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