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Omya and Idwala have established a new company in South Africa for Distribution of Calcium Carbonate and Specialty Chemicals

Omya International AG and Idwala Industrial Holdings Ltd. have agreed to establish a new company in South Africa to strengthen their activities in the Calcium Carbonate and Specialty Chemicals distribution. Omya Idwala SA will provide to customers and principals a one-stop-shop opportunity with high-value services.

Omya Idwala SA builds a strong platform for future growth in the large and rapidly growing South African market for Specialty Chemicals and value added Calcium Carbonate products. The aim is to increase market share especially in printing and writing, polymers, packaging, paints and coatings, water and energy, consumer goods and agricultural segments and to offer existing and new customers an extended product portfolio and improved services. Omya Idwala SA will offer its customers a full range of local and imported Calcium Carbonate products combined with a broad range of Specialty Chemicals and experienced technical application support.

“As leading supplier of high quality calcium carbonate products and one of the largest distributors of specialty chemicals worldwide, we are very excited to significantly expand both our chemical products portfolio and our geographical presence in South Africa. Idwala, whom we have been enjoying successful cooperation with for many years, is the right partner for us in this development.”, comments Harald Pfaller, CEO Region Greater South & East of Omya.

Wayne Brown, Managing Director of Idwala, says: “We are delighted to begin the next steps of the strengthening of our Calcium Carbonate and chemicals distribution business in our home market. Having combined our forces with Omya we will become an even stronger partner to our customers and suppliers in South Africa.”

Omya Idwala SA will have offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town with further planned expansion of its sales network.