07 June 2016
07 June 2016
Sicomin has appointmented two new distributors; Modest Marketing of Dubai, UAE and Tila of Istanbul, Turkey, both partnerships are effective immediately and will further support Sicomin’s growing global distribution network.
Sicomin explains that Modest Marketing is a chemical raw material supplier that imports and distributes composite products to the Glass Fibre industry throughout the Middle East and Africa, whilst Tila offers customers a diverse product offering coupled with an experienced composite technology consultancy team and advice on production process improvement.
According to Sicomin, both Modest Marketing and Tila will be supplying their respective customers with its extensive range of pre-formulated and custom made epoxy systems that are suitable for a range of market applications. These include Sicomin’s industry accredited range of Fire Retardant products developed for construction and aerospace applications and Greenpoxy, an advanced bio-resin which is currently being utilised with great success in the winter and water sports sectors.
The new distribution network will not only provide technical benefits but will also provide shorter lead times for customers with both Modest Marketing and Tila holding significant inventories of Sicomin materials to deliver a rapid and flexible supply of materials.
"We are delighted to have entered into new partnerships with Tila and Modest Marketing. Our customers will now be able to purchase an extensive range of custom made and pre-formulated epoxy systems whilst benefiting from a diligent delivery service and support from an excellent regional sales team," commented Philippe Marcovich, President, Sicomin.
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