EMD Electronics strengthens business model for Surface Solutions in the Nordics
- New distribution channel for effect pigments and additives for coatings, printings and plastics in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland
- EMD Electronics transfers distribution for Surface Solutions industrial portfolio in Nordic to Bodo Möller Chemie Group
- Distribution for Surface Solutions industrial portfolio in the Nordics will be transferred to Bodo Möller Chemie Group
- Bodo Möller Chemie Group will start serving EMD Electronics customers as of May 1, 2021
Darmstadt, Germany, April 27,2021– EMD Electronics, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, today announced the transfer of the customer service for its Surface Solutions industrial business in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland to Bodo Möller Chemie Group.
By combining the excellence of EMD Electronics products and distribution expertise for technical materials in the Nordics, the service level for customers in the coatings, printings and plastics industries will be further improved with this step.
Bodo Möller Chemie Group, based in Offenbach, Germany, will support EMD Electronics customers in the Nordics as of May 1, 2021. At the same time, the employees at EMD Electronics Surface Solutions in Sweden will join Bodo Möller Group. Customers in the Nordics will benefit from this partnership particularly as they will receive all products from EMD Electronics Surface Solutions and Bodo Möller Chemie Group as a one-stop solution.
“The partnership with Bodo Möller Chemie Group will further improve the quality of service for our customers in the Nordics,” said Michael Weiden, Head of Commercial EMEA, Surface Solutions at EMD Electronics. “We are absolutely convinced that the technical expertise of our partner and our outstanding products form an extremely strong alliance for the benefit of our valued customers. ”
Bodo Möller Chemie Group has been established in the distribution of specialty chemicals for 45 years and is a competent partner of EMD Electronics in application technology. The company has a worldwide sales and logistics network as well as a Coating Competence Center with affiliated laboratories which customers can access for additional consulting and testing services if required.
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About the Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
The Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operates as EMD Electronics in the United States and Canada. EMD Electronics’ portfolio covers a broad range of products and solutions, including high-tech materials and solutions for the semiconductor industry as well as liquid crystals and OLED materials for displays and effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics. Today, EMD Electronics has approximately 2,000 employees around the country with regional offices in Tempe (AZ) and Philadelphia (PA).
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics. Around 58,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2020, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 17.5 billion in 66 countries.
The company holds the global rights to the name and trademark “Merck” internationally. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science, and EMD Electronics. Since its founding in 1668, scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to the company’s technological and scientific advances. To this day, the founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany achieved strong business results in the first quarter. Group sales increased by 6.0% to € 4.6 billion compared with the year-earlier quarter.