Protea Chemicals continues to enhance its business through the manufacturing of effect chemicals and the distribution of specialty, bulk trading, industrial chemicals and polymers.
The division remains a significant supplier to chemicals markets throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The recently announced acquisition of Umongo adds base oils, additives and lubricant products to the chemicals portfolio. Protea Chemicals’ business is based on partnerships with many leading domestic and international chemicals producers, by providing cost-efficient and effective distribution channels for their products into the African market. Subsidiary business, Zetachem, manufactures and distributes chemicals for the treatment of water to render it potable, a function mostly undertaken through municipalities.
Value creation for investors and employees will be achieved through the supply of chemicals and services to the manufacturing, industrial, bulk trading as well as into the specialty chemicals’ sectors of water care, food, consumer care and animal feed additives.
Supporting long-standing relationships, as well as creating new ones with leading local and global chemicals companies, continues to create value-add solutions to suppliers through strong marketing partnerships and distribution networks in markets served by the division.
Customers require competitively priced products at convenient, appropriately stocked local warehousing facilities, supported by a technically driven ethic within the Protea Chemicals team. Omnia’s SHERQ and ISO accreditation profile cascades down into the division’s integrated management system (IMS). This lends credence to the quality and service levels demanded by customers as part of the value-added offering.