The SBU Functional Solutions Distribution and Agency Team invited all European distribution partners to Recklinghausen, Germany to celebrate the Synthomer European Distribution Awards 2017.
After the integration of the Hexion PAC business into the SBU Functional Solutions in 2016 the D&A Team revised the former channel partners and set up a new distribution landscape in Europe. This event was the first time that all chosen distributors for Europe came together.
The event consisted of an introduction from Olaf Schoen, Business Manager Construction and Head of D&A, followed by Function Solutions director Lars Wallstein’s presentation “Synthomer Today & Future”. Lars outlined Synthomer’s current market position as well as explaining our strategy going forward. Key message was that Synthomer is a very reliable partner and that the distribution channel is an important component of the business.
Afterwards Katrin Longinos, Senior Legal Counsel – Europe, carried out a compliance training focusing on Anti-Bribery and Competition Law. Her workshop was completed by a lively Q&A session amongst the distributors.
After a sparkling wine workshop in the afternoon the European Distribution Awards for 2017 were handed over during dinner. The award “Distributor of the Year“ was awarded to Unipex, our channel partner in France, following a fantastic performance in 2017; 5 Gold Awards were handed out to a mix of long-established as well as new partners based on their achievements in 2017: Axiotis (GR), DKSH Nordic (Nordics and Baltics), Fuchs (TR), Azelis (UA, RU, PL), UTS (RU, BY).