Evonik, Biesterfeld, and CheMondis announce collaboration in digital sales and marketing for Coating Additives portfolio.

Essen/Hamburg/Cologne, 07.06.2021

Evonik (ISIN DE000EVNK013), one of the leading speciality chemicals companies in the world, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie one of the world’s leading distribution companies of products and solutions in speciality chemicals and food ingredients and CheMondis (www.chemondis.com), the leading B2B online marketplace for chemicals in Europe, announce their cooperation. Evonik’s portfolio for paints, coatings and printing inks of the Coating Additives business line is now available for online purchase on CheMondis. 

Evonik and Biesterfeld are strategic partners in the Coating Additives segment and decided to jointly extend their portfolio on CheMondis as principal and distributor. CheMondis’ marketplace structure gives both parties the joint opportunity to establish an additional online channel supporting their existing distribution agreement. Depending on the customer’s location and requested volumes, the customer will be serviced by either Evonik directly or by their exclusive distributor Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.

“We are very much looking forward to this extended collaboration with our distribution partner Biesterfeld on CheMondis, one of the leading digital marketplaces in our industry. This is another major move on our journey of business digitalization” says Thomas Ries, VP Channel Management of Evonik Coating Additives.

“We noticed a significant demand for online purchase opportunities during the recent weeks and month. That is why we are very excited to extend our cooperation with our long-term partner Evonik to utilise digital channels as well,“ comments Dr. Martin Liebenau, Business Manager CASE, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. “CheMondis offers an excellent digital platform which provides our existing and potential customers with easy access to our portfolio.”

“At CheMondis we are excited to welcome Evonik, as one of the largest speciality chemicals companies in the world jointly with their exclusive distributor Biesterfeld. It is a strong sign that CheMondis is an important digital channel for manufactures and distributors alike.” says Sebastian Brenner, Managing Director of CheMondis. “CheMondis is building the professional online network for the chemical industry, so we are extra proud to see the partners joining our marketplace together.”

About CheMondis:

CheMondis was founded in 2018 out of LANXESS as an independent startup and has since then established the leading open B2B marketplace for Chemicals in Europe with more than 6,000 active companies and about 50,000 products listed. CheMondis offers sellers of chemical products (manufacturers and distributors) a state-of-the-art online sales channel including an automated order handling process from their ERP, professional online marketing support and data-driven analytics. Buyers have used CheMondis for a better market transparency with several thousand digital transactions already.

About Evonik:

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €12.2 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €1.91 billion in 2020. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie:

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, food ingredients and solutions worldwide. The product portfolio focuses on the requirements of selected industries, including composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, electrical, electronics and energy. As a partner to leading global suppliers, the company is represented throughout Europe and provides solution-orientated, technology-based expertise as well as customised solutions. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for 115 years. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, as well as basic and specialty chemicals.

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