Huntsman Advanced Materials expands distribution partnership

22 July 2015

Huntsman Advanced Materials has revealed a further development to its impressive network of distributors, following the announcement of its extension of the existing partnership with Antala Industria S.L, to the UK and Ireland through Antala Ltd.

Founded in 1999, Antala Industria S.L provides the best technical brands to multiple and diverse markets throughout Spain and Portugal. Since 2008 it has been working with Huntsman, supplying the company’s high quality range of Araldite® adhesives to major industry sectors in Spain and Portugal. Further to this, in 2013 Antala Industria S.L was also appointed as the main distributor for the entire formulated system range, including Araldite® adhesives, composite materials and electrical insulation systems for that same region.

Antala Ltd was established in the UK in 2012, marking another milestone in the expansion of the business. Based in Stockport, England, the company has a strong presence in a number of sectors with specialist expertise in transportation and power.

Commenting on the new partnership, Antala Ltd’s CEO, Victor Argudo, said: "It is well documented that our strategy has always been a simple one, we combine high quality, key brands with well maintained stock levels, as well as outstanding technical support and customer service. With a long and successful track record in the distribution of speciality chemicals, Antala Industria SL has already proved to be a valuable partner to Huntsman and we look forward to providing significant value to our customers.”

Elena Casini, Huntsman Advanced Materials’ EMEA Distribution Manager added: "The existing and strong partnership that we already have in place with Antala Industria S.L in Iberia supported to make the decision to work with Antala Ltd. Due to its proven, outstanding, technical competencies, commercial strength, sound understanding of the market and the ability to be able to adapt to our requirements and changes; it means that we have complete confidence in the business and we are keen to see the opportunities that will unfold as our network expands further with Antala Ltd.”

Huntsman Advanced Materials has also confirmed an agreement with Samaro, to strengthen its distribution network in France.

Founded 40 years ago, Samaro is a well-recognised distributor with significant experience in the adhesives, sealants, speciality lubricants and encapsulants markets, providing the best technical brands to its customers.

In April 2015, Samaro acquired DIL SA, distributor of Huntsman products since 1990, located in Thouaré sur Loire (44) and Les Ulis (91); Together the two businesses aim to capitalise on the combination of their high level technical advice and outstanding customer service in adhesives, electrical insulation, composites and tooling.

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