01-08-2011: Univar Inc. announced it has expanded its operations in Greece with the opening of a new office in Athens. Univar has been exporting products to Greece for over ten years from its UK and French operations. The growth in customer base and expanding product portfolio warranted a transition to a fully-functioning operation on the ground, culminating in last month’s office opening.
Markos Roussos is managing director of the new office with a remit to further expand business in the region. Roussos joined the company from Tesa Tape, a leading manufacturer of adhesives and coating technology, where he worked for seven years, most recently as sales manager.
In Greece, Univar’s product range focuses on Personal Care, Household & Industrial Cleaning, Pharmaceuticals and Coatings, distributed from warehouse premises near Athens. The new Univar office will enable one-to-one customer service and greater support with formulations and product applications. Univar is representing many of its longstanding supplier partners in Greece and has already established a solid customer base, comprising local and international companies of all sizes in several key markets.
“Expansion in the region and recent extensions to the product ranges have meant that a Univar presence on the ground was the logical next step,” explains Nick Powell, Regional Director Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Greece, Univar. “Markos has an excellent track record in the industry and I am confident the pattern of growth in Greece will continue. The added convenience, speed of distribution and local knowledge will provide the ideal platform for Univar’s continued expansion.”
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