Paris – French chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan has formed a Russian subsidiary to supply to the country’s industrial rubber and plastics manufacturing sector.
Safic-Alcan Rus is based in Moscow and will cover Russia and the CIS countries, said the company 10 April.
The new subsidiary will manage warehousing locally.
“This initiative will enable us to… be present in high-potential markets while enhancing our distribution network in Eastern Europe,” said Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan.
Mikhail Shekhirev is the first employee of the company and will act as the sales manager.
Prior to this, Shekhirev had “a long experience in sales with major rubber and plastics players,” Safic Alcan said.