DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (UNVR) - Get Univar Solutions, Inc. Report ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today it has reached an agreement with Sasol Chemicals to become the primary national distributor of Sasol's alcohol and surfactant products in the United States and Canada. The agreement expands Univar Solutions' offerings to include Sasol's ALFOL® alcohols and ALFONIC® / NOVEL® / SAFOL® surfactants for the homecare and industrial cleaning, personal care, coatings, agriculture, and energy markets.
"This partnership utilizes our shared organizational strengths. Sasol's expansive alcohol and surfactant portfolio fits well with our vertical market focused approach and best-in-class Solution Centers. Together we can offer unique, tailor-made solutions, while delivering the high service standards expected by our mutual customers," said Brian Jurcak, vice president of product marketing management at Univar Solutions.
"Univar Solutions' warehousing, distribution, logistics network, and digital marketplace leadership will enable Sasol to enhance our customer service and help meet our sustainability goals," said Victoria Stolarski, Sasol's director of marketing and sales, global alcohols and U.S. surfactants. "Through Univar Solutions we will gain packaging and shipping efficiencies that will help us reduce both plastic use and fuel consumption."
"We are extremely pleased to help Sasol reach its sustainability goals and appreciate the trust placed in Univar Solutions," added Jurcak. "Through this expanded agreement, Sasol's customers will also benefit from our extensive sales team, application-specific technical support, and complementary product portfolio."
About Univar SolutionsUnivar Solutions (UNVR) - Get Univar Solutions, Inc. Report is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world's leading producers. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools the company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and grow together. Learn more at UnivarSolutions.com.
About Sasol ChemicalsSasol Chemicals fulfills its purpose of "Innovating for a better world" by offering a broad, state-of-the-art portfolio of specialty chemicals for a wide range of applications and industries. Our solutions, delivered through four market-facing businesses - performance solutions, essential care chemicals, advanced materials and base chemicals - are used in countless products that add value, security and comfort to our daily lives, and, increasingly, help our customers meet their sustainability goals. With regional business platforms in the Americas, Eurasia and Southern Africa and locations in 22 countries, Sasol Chemicals collaborates with customers around the world to tackle their toughest challenges.
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