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 United States.
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 Fungicides
ZINC OMADINE ZOE Antimicrobials
“We are pleased that KODA has expanded its distribution network to encompass E.W. Kaufmann,” said Julie Gallucci, head of NAFTA for Lonza Materials Protection. “All five companies within the KODA Group offer our shared customers deep technical expertise and market knowledge, making them an excellent partner.”
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 1.
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.