Lonza's long-time distribution partner, KODA has completed the acquisition of E.W. Kaufmann, a provider to the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets. Lonza Materials Protection customers will now benefit from a new, broader distribution arrangement with the KODA Distribution Group in the U.S., accoding to the company.
Lonza Materials Protection provides antimicrobials and preservatives to help protect CASE products as well as lubricants and metalworking fluids from fungi, bacteria and other contaminants. Key Lonza brands sold into these markets include:
SODIUM OMADINE Antimicrobials
Under the newly expanded scope of the KODA Group, E.W. Kaufmann will represent Lonza in the CASE market in the Northeast, while another KODA company, Monson, will only represent Lonza in the metalworking fluid markets throughout the U.S. Monson will transition their Lonza CASE accounts to E.W. Kaufmann as of September 1st, 2013.
The five member companies of the KODA Distribution Group and their respective markets and territories include the following: P.T. Hutchins - CASE West Coast; Ribelin - CASE Southwest and Southeast; GMZ - CASE Ohio Valley/Midwest;
Monson - MWF all of U.S.; and E.W. Kaufmann - CASE Northeast.