FLORHAM PARK, NJ, September 1, 2010 – BASF Corporation has entered into an agreement with Brenntag Canada Inc. to serve as the exclusive distributor for BASF’s Gas Treatment and Technology Solutions in Canada, effective Sept.1, 2010. A well-known distributor of products used in the oil and gas industry, Brenntag Canada also services customers in the pulp and paper, water care, mining, agriculture, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and paint and coatings industries. BASF’s Gas Treatment and Technology Solutions perform a vital role in the removal of greenhouse gases, and the preparation of natural gas, ammonia, and refined oil products for the consumer.
“BASF’s leading technologies and focus on innovation provides Brenntag with a more comprehensive portfolio and services when selling to energy companies in Canada,” said Mike Staley, President of Brenntag Canada Inc. “We continually strive to provide our customers with innovative and comprehensive gas treatment solutions based on novel approaches.”
Brenntag is currently a distributor for various BASF groups. “We are extremely pleased to be entering into this partnership with Brenntag Canada, who we know will enhance our efforts in the gas sector in Canada,” said Frank Bergonzi, Director, BASF Corporate Distribution, North America.
BASF’s extensive know-how in the areas of natural gas/liquefied natural gas (LNG), refineries/liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), syngas, ammonia and flue gas, combined with Brenntag’s marketing and sales teams, will provide customers the highest quality of products and services. For more information regarding BASF’s Gas Treatment products and services, please visit the website at www.gastreatment.com.
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Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions of industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a vast supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop shop solutions to more than 150,000 customers. The value-added services include just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management, drum return handling as well as technical services.
Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Brenntag operates a global network with more than 400 locations in more than 60 countries. In 2009 the company realized global sales of EUR 6.4 billion (USD 8.9 billion) with approximately 11,000 people.
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