Univar plans CEE expansion into Romania and Russia

15 March 2010 10:56  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Univar plans to expand into Romania and Russia in the coming years as part of a growth strategy in central and eastern Europe (CEE), the global chemical distributor said on Monday.

Univar’s general manager for the region, Mirko Schnitzler, said the company was pursuing a strong expansion initiative in the CEE, prioritising countries by market size and how they were developing.

“We are looking initially at the personal care and paints and coatings sectors in Russia, and probably the food market in Romania,” said Schnitzler.

He added that Romania was a major supplier of food for surrounding countries and international companies such as Nestle, Kraft, and Danone have invested there as well as consumer products company Procter & Gamble.

Univar already operates two offices in Poland, and one each in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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