Hüttenes-Albertus (HA), the world’s leading manufacturer of chemical products for the foundry industry, has announced that the company will continue its partnerships with the US-American specialty chemicals company SI Group in both Brazil and South Africa - following the termination of the agreement between ASK Chemicals and SI Group in terms of the intended disposal of SI Group´s Industrial Resin business to ASK Chemicals.
“Brazil and South Africa are important growth markets for HA. We have been successfully serving our customers in these two countries for many decades via our joint ventures and are looking forward to continue our long-standing and fruitful regional partnership. As a stakeholder in SI Group’s Industrial Resins business, we will continue to bring our expertise and experience to bear and provide value-adding products and services to our customers in both countries”, emphasise Franz Friedrich Butz and Christoph Koch, Managing Directors of Hüttenes-Albertus.
With the combination of HA’s cutting-edge product technology and SI Group’s modern production facilities in Rio Claro, Brazil and Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, the two partners are well positioned to meet the needs of foundries in these important growth markets.