Brenntag Americas Recipients of WACKER "Distributor of the Year” Awards for 2010

Annually Wacker Chemie AG presents "Distributor of the Year" Awards to recognize outstanding results and achievements by their distributor partners. Awards are presented on a global basis with three performance achievement categories: Platinum, Gold, and Silver.

The performance criteria for the 2010 awards were based on a combination of sales performance metrics and effective interaction with WACKER’s Business Teams.

Brenntag achieved over 30% overall growth in 2010. The Brenntag Americas companies receiving awards are:

PLATINUM: Brenntag Specialties
GOLD: Brenntag Pacific, Brenntag Southeast
SILVER: Brenntag Andino Norte, Brenntag Canada, Brenntag Columbia, Brenntag Great Lakes, Brenntag Mexico, Brenntag Northeast, Brenntag Southwest

Consolidated Results:

GOLD: Brenntag North America
SILVER: Brenntag Latin America

These awards are reflective of a continuing successful distribution partnership between Brenntag and WACKER which began in 2003.

Ted Davlantes, Director Distribution Management, Wacker Chemical Corporation stated, “Congratulations to the Brenntag North and Latin American Groups for achieving these outstanding results. We especially recognize Brenntag Specialties, Inc. for achieving a Platinum award for the third consecutive year. The Brenntag Americas companies have collectively shown continuous and substantial growth of our mutual business since the inception of our partnership, with an organic average compounded annual growth rate of over 15% since 2003. It is with great pleasure to recognize the entire Brenntag team and to thank our valued distribution partner for their continued great efforts, support and enthusiasm to grow with us.”

The WACKER portfolio as distributed by Brenntag includes products from their Silicones, Polymers and Biosolutions Divisions, sold into Industries such as Construction, Chemical Process, Coating, Adhesive, Sealant, Elastomer, Personal Care and Food.

About Brenntag
Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to about 160,000 customers. The value-added services include just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management, drum return handling as well as extensive technical support. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 400 locations in nearly 70 countries. In 2010 the company realized global sales of EUR 7.6 billion (USD 10.1 billion) with more than 12,000 employees.


	Hubertus Spethmann

Hubertus Spethmann Brenntag AG Vice President Corporate Communications +49 201 6496 0