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DSM signs distribution agreements for Engineering Plastics B.V. with Nevicolor and Nexeo Solutions to strengthen its presence in Italy

Singapore, SG, 17 Jul 2013 11:00 CEST

DSM has entered into new agreements with two distributors for its Engineering Plastics portfolio in Italy to improve its coverage across the entire country. The move means that Italian customers (like DSM customers in other European countries) will now have a choice of distributors for their thermoplastics. The agreements with Nevicolor and Nexeo Solutions apply to the full range of DSM’s engineering plastics products.

Nevicolor is a growing family-owned distributor based in Luzzara, not far from Parma, which previously distributed DSM products only in the Emilia-Romagna region in central Italy. Nexeo Solutions is a Pan European distribution partner for DSM and covers the rest of the country (apart from Triveneto in the North-East). Nexeo’s main Italian warehouse is just outside Milan.

From now on, Nevicolor and Nexeo will both distribute in all areas of Italy, apart from Triveneto, which continues to be the responsibility of a third distributor, Arcopolimeri. With the increased covers, DSM can provide products to a larger group of customers.

The move, which is effective beginning of 2013, is in line with DSM’s strategy to deliver value for existing and new customers world-wide.

According to Anna Mojana, Distribution Manager of DSM Engineering Plastics in Europe, this joint approach will facilitate further growth of DSM in the key Italian marketplace, where DSM already has a strong position. “These new agreements represent a win-win-win situation for us, our distributors, and our final customers,” she says. “DSM’s range of world class products will be more easily available throughout Italy for our final customers.”

All products will be fully supported by DSM’s outstanding technical support and application development programs, where necessary.

Nexeo Solutions

Nexeo Solutions is the largest global plastics distributor with a centralized business model. The company provides broad logistics capabilities, in-depth market knowledge and dedicated technical expertise. As a private company employing more than 2300 employees with operations across North America, Europe and Asia, Nexeo Solutions is a leading distributor of chemicals, plastics, composites and environmental services. Learn more at www.nexeosolutions.com.

Nevicolor

Nevicolor is a major distributor in Italy for more than 50 years, active in the entire Italian territory with high performance materials. Nevicolor key strength is to develop close relations with the customers, thanks to the support of the compounding activities as a service to the distribution core business, enabling to provide tailor made solutions to customers specific needs. "We recently built a technical team to better support the DSM distribution over Italian territory, with a clear focus on developing DSM specialties like Stanyl® PA46 and Arnitel® TPE" Alessandro Negri, General Director. More information can be found at www.nevicolor.it.