AOC signs distribution agreements in Malaysia and Japan
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AOC signs distribution agreements in Malaysia and Japan

16 June 2016

Earlier this month AOC signed two new distribution agreements, respectively with Suka Chemicals in Malaysia and with Yokohama Chemicals Corporation (Yokohama Kasei) in Japan. Both companies are well established players in their local markets and will be distributing the full AOC product portfolio.

At two official signing ceremonies at AOC’s Regional Headquarters in Nanjing (China), Bert Bakker (CEO of AOC), Fons Harbers (Marketing & Sales Director of AOC), H. A. Khoo (Managing Director of Suka Chemicals), and Kita Hidemi (Assistant Manager of Yokohama Chemicals Corporation) put their signatures under the Distribution Agreement. Both companies will be distributing the full resins portfolio of AOC, as well as the gelcoats and bonding pastes manufactured by AOC in China.

Suka means ‘Prefer’ in the Malaysian national language”, comments H. A. Khoo, Managing Director of Suka Chemicals. “This captures the essence of our basic philosophy. Our customers prefer us because of our responsiveness to their needs, as well as the value added service that we provide. We believe our customers’ preference for us, as well as trust and cooperation form a solid basis for success. This is very much in line with the philosophy and business strategy of AOC, so we are very happy with our new partner.”

AOC is a highly respected company that is known for its supply of Quality Resins around the world”, explains Yoichi Ozawa, President of Yokohama Chemicals Corporation. “We are delighted to add the products from AOC to our portfolio and create exciting new business opportunities in Japan, where customers highly value both quality products and true innovation. The market approach taken by AOC to have strong relationships with its customers is very much in line with the way we work with our customers.

In view of the fast growth that we have been experiencing in Southeast Asia and Japan, we are delighted to have found two new partners that can support to further develop our business,” explains Bert Bakker, CEO of AOC. “We are fully confident that Suka Chemicals and Yokohama Chemicals Corporation will bring the right level of service and hands-on support to many new customers.



Suka Chemicals (M) Sdn Bhd was established in 1990, and is a leading distributor in Malaysia of specialty chemicals and integrated supply solutions. Suka represents a number of major international chemical companies and has a strong customer base of more than a thousand companies. Its customers are leaders in their respective industries, which include Paint, Inks and Coatings, Construction, Plastic and Rubber, Oil and Gas, Electronics and Semi-conductors, Pulp and Paper, Cosmetics and Personal Care, Food and Pharmaceutical. More information can be found through



Yokohama Chemicals Corporation (Yokohama Kasei) is a large Japanese distributor of specialty paints, resins, chemicals, related equipment and ancillaries. The company is providing technical advice perfectly in line with its strategic intent to achieve high professionalism in supplying goods and services, having a dedicated team on the road to support its customers in selecting the right products. Yokohama likes to think "one step ahead”, building trust and long term relationships with its customers. More information on


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