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Muntajat expands its Lotrène® Polymer marketing, sales and distribution activities in Europe

  • Muntajat now offering High Density Polyethylene (HDPE/MDPE) products in Europe.
  • The full range of Polyethylene products offered under the Lotrène ® brand in European markets.

 

Doha, Qatar 17 January 2017: Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.J.S.C. is expanding the marketing, sales and distribution activities in Europe. After assuming the marketing and sales activities of its High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) products from its European agent on 16 December 2016, Muntajat, in collaboration with Port of Antwerp, also signed an agreement with Katoen Natie (KTN) for the logistics and distribution of its products in Europe.

Muntajat is now directly offering in Europe the full range of polyethylene products including Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Linear Lower Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) under the renowned and trusted Lotrène® brand.

Muntajat BV, is the international marketing network for Muntajat with headquarters located in The Hague, Netherlands and which will be responsible for carrying out the marketing activities for the full range of polyethylene in Europe. Also, Muntajat BV has established itself as an Only Representative (OR) for REACH in Europe.

As a result of achieving multiple milestones over the last few months, Muntajat further establishes itself as a world-class entity that can manage the complete range of services which any third party will require to market, sell, and distribute their products globally and especially into the EU.

In light of its expansion into Europe, Muntajat has partnered with the Port of Antwerp in Belgium, the most central and multifunctional port in Europe, to serve as the gateway for its products into the European market. As a result, Muntajat has also signed an agreement with KTN, one of the top leaders in logistics services, under which they will supply and manage their polymer logistics and distribution services in Europe. KTN is a global company with 12,000 employees and 160 logistics platforms in 30 countries. This new partnership will enable Muntajat to leverage KTN’s integrated and customized solutions for the petrochemical and chemical industry.

This important milestone comes in line with Muntajat’s growth strategy as it expands its reach in European markets. HDPE sales represent 45% of the total Polyethylene sales in the region. By marketing and selling products directly Muntajat is able to consolidate its presence and strengthen its customer relationships in the region, offering the added value of acquiring polyethylene products from one trusted brand.  Muntajat is delighted to partner with the Port of Antwerp authorities and KTN to make this new venture a very successful one for all.

On 14 December 2016, a delegation of Muntajat’s executive management visited the Port of Antwerp in Belgium. They were welcomed by Port Officials for a tour of the facilities and to celebrate the arrival of the first shipment of HDPE. Delegates from KTN management also attended the ceremony.

The Port of Antwerp is at the heart of the European oil and chemical cluster and holds a unique position at the centre of the “Antwerp-Rotterdam-Rhine-Ruhr” mega-cluster. Linking together world-class value chains, the port’s logistics and storage facilities enable vast integration opportunities and synergies. The long heritage of cluster development and operational excellence lives in its people, with their unsurpassed experience, skills and customer focus. In a world of constant change the Port of Antwerp offers stability, continuity, and sustainable innovation. In a chemistry you can really feel.

With Europe now set as a lead target market, Muntajat has established a number of storage facilities in European downstream hubs. Two storage facilities have already been dedicated for polyethylene products in Belgium and Italy to ensure that customers get their order with minimum lead times.

Muntajat is recognised as a global leader in the marketing of chemical and petrochemical products. The company has set a record number of achievements since its establishment in 2012, becoming a globally trusted chemical and petrochemical provider to customers in more than 120 countries. Muntajat is committed to continue to deliver maximum value to its stakeholders partnering with key industry players while seeking for opportunities to expand to new markets and grow its portfolio of high quality products.