Evonik specializes in ingredients for skin, hair, and body care products which consists of a portfolio of organic and silicone-based raw materials and under this agreement, Univar will work to deliver solutions in the area of technology and distribution for the personal care player.
"In an ever-changing economic environment, personal care customers need the expertise of an action-oriented supplier and channel partner that offers the best technology and service to create an advantage for them in the marketplace. Evonik and Univar offer that advantage," says Paul Washlock, Vice President of Personal Care in the Consumer Specialties business unit for Evonik in North America.
Univar's solutions for the personal care industry includes a global perspective on market trends, formulations and best-in-class distribution alternatives to connect customers with the products, technologies and information they need for brands to be successful in their market space.
Evonik heavily investing in the US
Back in March the specialty chemicals supplier announced its intention to invest a further $15 million into its US operations in Virginia.
The investment plan entailed the creation of a new ‘business and innovation centre’, which will give rise to 50 additional jobs in the next five years, increasing Evonik’s workforce by nearly a third.
“This investment will enable Evonik to expand its current operations in the Greater Richmond area and preserve more than 130 jobs,” said Dr. Reinhold Brand, senior vice president and general manager of Evonik's Consumer Specialties unit in North America, at the time of the announcement.
The company also revealed the development to open up entrepreneurial opportunities for it to undertake special research and development projects including joint operative research for customers.
The new facility will be made on a 93,000 square foot facility in Chesterfield, Greater Richmond, which was recently acquired by the company.