PARIS-LA DÉFENSE, France – Safic-Alcan has formed a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Southern Africa, for serving the South African market and its neighboring countries. Safic-Alcan Southern Africa is based in Johannesburg and will manage warehousing locally.

In order to support the new office, Safic-Alcan hired its first employee, Ronald Marshall, who will be responsible for sales and development. Marshall, a polymer engineer, will hold the position of General Manager and will initially be in charge of the performance products market in southern Africa (CASE, PU, rubber and plastic). Prior to his current position, Marshall worked in technical, sales and business development for companies such as Kluber Lubrication and Dunlop Africa.

“We are delighted with the opening of this new subsidiary in Johannesburg. We will bring innovative solutions to local customers and serve our existing and future principals in the best possible way,” said Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.

Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris La Défense, France. The company develops and provides a wide range of polymers, materials and additives for a variety of industries, including coatings and adhesives.