AOC and BÜFA expand cooperation in Distribution19 April 2023
AOC and BÜFA are expanding their existing collaboration in distribution to Southeast Europe through BÜFA Composites Austria. This agreement will enable customers in the region to have better access to a broad range of quality resins, gelcoats and auxiliary materials.
BÜFA Composite Systems, has been purchasing resins from AOC already for over 50 years, processing these into tailor-made reactive resin specialties and complete solutions. In addition, the companies have a long-standing sales and distribution partnership in numerous European countries. The comprehensive distribution network in Europe so far included Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Baltic States, Spain and Portugal, Belgium, Netherland, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland and Italy.
Expanding the collaboration
Now BÜFA is strengthening its market activities through setting up the new distribution company BÜFA Composites Austria. This allows processors in the composites industry to obtain both BÜFA's resin specialties, as well as AOC's portfolio of quality Vinyl ester and Unsaturated Polyester resins in Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria.
"BÜFA and AOC have been building a very strong partnership over the years”, comments Lothar Kempf, General Manager of BÜFA Composite Systems. “We strongly believe the new extension of our collaboration will be of great benefit to composite processors in the Southeast European region."
"Both BÜFA and AOC are offering high quality material solutions tailored to individual composite fabricators’ needs", adds Stefan Osterwind, Managing Director of AOC EMEA. “We have proven many times that customers can successfully grow their business, building on the support from our combined companies.“
”Improving the working environment and processing robustness has become an important criteria for customers to buy from BÜFA and AOC”, concludes Lothar Kempf. “With our products customer can make composite components consistently and often reduce environmental footprint at the same time. This means they can develop new markets and applications, and build a sustainable future for their company.”
Picture: Lothar Kempf (General Manager of BÜFA Composite Systems, left) and Fons Harbers (Vice President Marketing & Sales of AOC EMEA, right)
AOC is the leading global supplier of resins and specialty materials which enable customers to create robust, durable and versatile products and components for applications in Coatings and Protective Barriers, Colorants and Visual Effects, Adhesives and Specialties, and Composite resins. With strong capabilities around the world in both manufacturing and science, the company works closely with customers to deliver unrivaled quality, service and reliability for today, and create innovative solutions for tomorrow. Partner with AOC and we will work together to find the right solutions for your business.
BÜFA Composite Systems GmbH & Co KG is a company of the Oldenburg-based BÜFA Group with headquarters in Rastede. The independent subsidiary was founded in 1964 under the name BÜFA Reactive Resins. Our customers supply composite parts for well-known companies in the automotive, rail and commercial vehicle, wind power, construction, sanitary, tank and pipeline construction sectors as well as for boat building and swimming pools. As a system provider, we also convince with outstanding service as well as machine and application expertise. With the help of numerous European sales companies and distribution partners, we also guarantee a reliable service network internationally.
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