The Bodo Möller Chemie Group has expanded its business activities on the African continent. The group has been supplying the West African market with its own warehouse in Lagos, Nigeria, since last year. From there, the company provides specialty chemicals, such as adhesives, resins, additives, and fillers from leading chemical manufacturers to large and small customers in the paints and varnishes, coatings, printing inks, plastics industry, metal pre-treatment, and DIY sectors with its own logistics.

Nigeria, along with other West African countries, is considered an industrial growth zone, especially for the plastics industry, wall and façade paints, and DIY sectors. However, long supply chains for imports from abroad can be problematic due to the lengthy customs and import procedures. For this reason, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group has taken over the local warehousing of standard resins, additives, and pigments for the paints and coatings industry, helping the local industry to react more quickly to market requirements. 

"Africa, especially with the countries of Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Ghana, is a growth market with a steadily increasing demand for special solutions for chemical applications," said Frank Haug, CEO of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group. "In addition to the high level of application expertise that we have built up over decades and apply in the form of personal consulting services, with our warehouse in Lagos, we offer customers very short supply chains, and thus a special degree of reliability.”

"In Northwest Africa, the Group's typical concept of a one-stop store with additional application expertise is very much appreciated," said Basem Siaj, managing director Middle East at Bodo Möller Chemie. 

"Particularly on the African continent, long supply chains are common due to customs and import hurdles, which we can eliminate through our own warehouse and thus realize very short delivery times," said Volker Oehl, director business development at Bodo Möller Chemie Group. “Our local industry experts also provide valuable assistance to the local industry in terms of material selection and application.”

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