Wilhelmsen Chemicals takes over Kemetyl’s sales and marketing activities for consumer products in Norway

1 April 2017, Kemetyl West Consumer’s sales and marketing for consumer products in Norway will be transferred to Wilhelmsen Chemicals. Kemetyl wishes to exit the Norwegian market.
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“We look forward to including Kemetyl’s sales and marketing team. This will secure a sound foundation for future growth within our cleaning portfolio,” says Thorstein Medhus, CEO at Wilhelmsen Chemicals. “We will work closely together to ensure that existing customers’ interests are safeguarded and that the transfer has positive effects for all.” Ola Tengroth, CEO and partner of Kemetyl Group says that the transfer of the sales and marketing team for consumer products enables the company to focus on its core markets. “I am proud of how we have developed our consumer segment in Norway, but it is necessary to conduct larger structural changes to ensure sustainable profitable growth.

Kemetyl’s Nordic Industry is not part of the transaction and will continue to grow within industry chemicals in Norway and the Nordic countries. The same applies to the company’s global businesses in Europe and the rest of the world.

For further questions, please contact:
Thorstein Medhus, CEO Wilhelmsen Chemicals,
+47 99241003 

Ola Tengroth, CEO Kemetyl Group,
+46 706798804 

About Wilhelmsen Chemicals                
Wilhelmsen Chemicals is specialised in developing and producing cleaning products, water treatment products and fuel additives for ocean going vessels. The products are sold and distributed globally by Wilhelmsen Ships Service. For the Nordic market, Wilhelmsen develops and produces chemicals for the consumer market, including car cleaning, household cleaning and the leisure boat market.

About Kemetyl
The Kemetyl-Group is one of the largest producers of car cleaning, hygiene and household cleaning in Europe with 250 employees and an annual revenue of EUR 140 million. Kemetyl has offices in ten European countries and has several production facilities.