Sea-Land Chemical Company Expands with European Subsidiary

January 24, 2011

Sea-Land Chemical Company, through one of its subsidiaries, has formed Sea-Land Chemical Europe. Based in the United Kingdom, the company will supply specialty chemicals to the European lubricants; household, industrial and institutional cleaning; and coatings markets.

“The timing is right for this expansion,” said Sea-Land Chemical Company president Joseph Clayton. “It will enable us to better serve our business partners while meeting a global need for distribution.”

Sea-Land Chemical Europe has entered into an agreement with Robert Stubbs formerly of the Polartech Group of Companies. Mr. Stubbs will promote products currently available to the market, conduct market studies for prospective suppliers and offer sourcing opportunities from Europe and Asia.

”Chemical distribution has polarized in Europe into large supply chain orientated groups and much smaller distributors, many of whom lack true sector expertise,” said Mr. Stubbs. “Sea-Land is one of a decreasing number of specialized distributors which combines the scale and logistical expertise with real levels of technical expertise. These are attributes readily translatable to Europe.”