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Kisuma and Sakema sign consultancy agreement

Samir El Khoury founder of SakemaKisuma Chemicals BV has appointed Sakema as their sales and marketing consultant for Petrochemical- and Plastics industries in the Middle East and North Africa. Under the terms of this contract, which starts on November 1st 2020, Sakema will be responsible for sales & marketing, technical support and business development for Kisuma’s range of plastic additives. Strategic priorities for the cooperation will include but are not limited to developing new markets and applications for Kisuma’s flagship products DHT-4A® and DHT-4V®. These stabilizer products are the most reliable acid scavenging additives in polyolefin applications approved by all licensors and polyolefins users in the world.

Tim Hauck, Sales & Marketing GM of Kisuma Chemicals comments: “We are thrilled to further expand our presence in the GCC countries. With this agreement we are aiming to deliver additional value to current and new customers in the region. We expect Kisuma and customers alike will soon benefit from the outstanding experience and network of Sakema founder and managing director, Samir El Khoury”

“Sakema is proud to represent Kisuma, a world leading player in plastic additives; Their deep technical knowledge and innovative culture will help Sakema to bring tremendous value to the Petrochemical and Plastics industry in the GCC region. This region enjoys the world’s best feedstock accessibility with modern plants, state-of-the-art technologies and strong focus on talent development. These regional strengths and values, combined with improved accessibility to a global innovation leader like Kisuma will help the GCC players improve their market leadership on a global scale”, said  Samir El Khoury founder and managing director of Sakema.

Kisuma Chemicals (www.kisuma.com) is the world’s leading producer of synthetic Hydrotalcites and other speciality chemicals. Kisuma products are used as acid scavengers and halogen free flame retardants by polymer producers and processors around the world. Kisuma Chemicals is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyowa Chemical Industry (Sakaide, Japan): https://kyowa-chem.jp/en/

Sakema (www.sakema.com) is a leading sales and marketing consultancy firm with a solid local presence in the United Arab Emirates. The company is solely owned by its founder and managing director Samir El Khoury who has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the GCC region. Samir has a strong network of connections and has proven record in bringing novel innovations to the GCC petrochemical and plastics industry. Samir has a materials engineering background graduated from Paul Sabatier University- Toulouse France and has served as a suppliers’ qualification engineer at Airbus and as a Senior Sales Executive at Milliken prior starting his own consultancy firm.


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