PARIS—French specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan S.A.S. has established a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Southern Africa, to serve the South African domestic market and its neighboring countries.
Based in Johannesburg with local warehousing, the new subsidiary is headed by Ronald Marshall, a polymer engineer.
As general manager responsible for sales and development, Marshall initially will be in charge of the South African performance products market, including polyurethane, rubber and plastic and CASE (connected, autonomous, share, electric) mobility.
Prior to his current role, Marshall held technical, sales and business development positions with local 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.