Biesterfeld is entering the Brazilian polymer distribution market.
Effective as of 1st April 2015, polymer distributor, Biesterfeld, supplying the Brazilian market through a new Joint Venture.
The newly founded company, Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda, is a 50/50 Joint Venture between Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, a European plastic and rubber distributor, and Simbras Ltda., a Brazilian subsidiary of Simko S.A., a Latin American plastic and rubber distributor.
With immediate effect Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda. has been appointed Key-Distributor in Brazil by DuPont´s Performance Polymer division, a long standing Partner for Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH across Europe.
The DuPont product range of Engineering Polymers, Thermoplastic Elastomers and High Performance Rubber will be complemented with Chi Mei´s comprehensive product range of Styrene Copolymers such as ABS, SAN, ASA, SBS as well as PC, PMMA and PC-Blends. Chi Mei has been a partner for both Simko and Biesterfeld for more than 25 years.
“After our entry into the Brazilian market with Chi Mei, we have discovered an extraordinary opportunity to develop the market in a modern way. And Biesterfeld, who in turn was offered Du Pont’s distribution, is our ideal partner for the long run. Our partnership blends world-class success stories with the most important manufacturers of Engineering Polymers and local expertise in the Brazilian market,” said Eduardo Simko, Shareholder of Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda.
“Growth prospects in Brazil for our key market segments are very encouraging whilst European Investment and know-how transfer into the plastic processing and automotive sector will continue to play a dominant role. In our view, trusted partnerships between Principals and Key Distributors will ensure close cooperation in marketing campaigns and technical application development. This is exactly what we offer in Europe and from now on also in Brazil,” added Carsten Harms, Member of the Executive Board of Biesterfeld AG and Managing Director of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH.