ICIS Top 100 Chemical Disributors: Introduction

15 July 2013 09:00  [Source: ICB]

Each year we strive to bring you the most comprehensive listing of global chemical distributors - a critical link in the supply chain for buyers and sellers of chemicals.

This year not only do we have a record number of company entries, but we also have added a new feature to distinguish the amount of business from trading activities versus ­full-line distribution. We define full-line or traditional distribution as taking possession/title of the product from a supplier into ­inventory, typically storing it in a warehouse (owned or leased), and then transporting it on to customers.

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In contrast, trading would involve acting as an agent for the supplier, negotiating sales to customers and taking a commission on said sales. This is what is also known as agency or indent sales.

Whether involved in traditional distribution, trading, or a combination of both, the companies in the ICIS Top 100 Chemical ­Distributors compose a mosaic of an ­incredibly diverse set of products and services that are available globally and across certain ­geographies.

We could not have accomplished this without the great support of the US-based National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC), Associquim (Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical ­Distributors), and the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD).

We hope this listing provides you the most comprehensive set of ­options for your needs.

For players seeking to navigate the increasingly global nature of the chemical business, we hope this listing provides you the most comprehensive set of options

Each year we strive to bring you the most comprehensive listing of global chemical distributors - a critical link in the supply chain for buyers and sellers of chemicals.

This year not only do we have a record number of company entries, but we also have added a new feature to distinguish the amount of business from trading activities versus full-line distribution.

We define full-line or traditional distribution as taking possession/title of the product from a supplier into inventory, typically storing it in a warehouse (owned or leased), and then transporting it to customers.

In contrast, trading would involve acting as an agent for the supplier, negotiating sales to customers and taking a commission on said sales. This is also known as agency or indent sales.

Whether involved in traditional distribution, trading, or a combination of both, the companies in the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors compose a mosaic of an incredibly diverse set of products and services that are available globally and across certain geographies.

We could not have accomplished this without the great support of the US-based National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC), Associquim (Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors), and the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD).

For players seeking to navigate the increasingly global nature of the chemical business, we hope this listing provides you the most comprehensive set of options for your needs.

 


By: Joseph Chang
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