Chemical distributor Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) has opened a new sales center in Colombia that it plans to continue expanding in 2019 as it moves to further grow its business in Latin America.
In a statement, the Downers Grove, Illinois-based firm said the location will be a source for additional product as well as “market and technical expertise” that will help it execute its strategy in the region.
“Univar’s new Colombian presence allows us to better serve our Latin American customers and suppliers through dedicated resources that are regionally focused,” said Rodrigo Santiago, commercial greatness director of Latin America for Univear.
In addition to sales, the Colombian center of Univar, which was founded in 1924, will carry out operations and services including enhanced product management, account management, program marketing, and communications within each market we serve,”
“This allows us to identify local product and technology trends as well as provide technical support and market insights to create specific programs and solutions for our customers and suppliers,” said Jorge Buckup, president of Latin America for Univar.