Govi makes a high-tech start in Turkey

07/01/2016

GOVI, manufacturer of top-quality engineered chemicals and subsidiary of international group Christeyns, proudly announces the start-up of its activities in Turkey.

GOVI has built up a solid reputation in the international (oleo)chemicals industry, offering specialized process chemicals to various industries worldwide. The company has now taken a majority participation in GOVI KIMIA, a chemical company newly created with a local partner, and has invested in a new, state-of-the-art factory in Izmir, operational as of January 1st, 2016.

GOVI will bring its extensive experience in production technology, formulations, development, and quality control to the Turkish market. With GOVI KIMIA, the focus will be in first instance on the fast growing, high potential markets of wax emulsions for wood panels and oil dispersions for the insulation industry. For the Sales, Govi has assigned an account manager entirely dedicated to the Turkish market and based in Turkey. Technical service to customers will be supported by the Belgian-based global team of specialist in these industries.

Global approach, local operations tailored to the needs of the market: that’s the strength of GOVI.

For more information, feel free to contact Jef Wittouck, Christeyns Managing Director at ( 32 (0) 9 223 38 71, j.wittouck@christeyns.com or Philippe Goethals, GOVI managing director at ( 32 (0) 9 282 94 95, philippe.goethals@govi.com

Coordinates:

GOVI NV
Industriezone Baarle-Drongen
Landegemstraat 8
9031 Drongen
Belgium

GOVI KIMIA A.S.
IAOSB 10002 Sokak, N0:37
35620 ÇİĞLİ/İZMİR
Turkey

GOVI, established in Ghent (Belgium) in 1910, is a prominent B2B player in the international (oleo)chemicals industry. It was acquired by international chemicals group Christeyns in 2013. With the take-over of Emulco Malaysia in 2015, GOVI has expanded its activities to the Asian market and achieved a record consolidated turnover of about 80 M€.  The company has 5 production sites (2 in Belgium, 1 in Serbia, 1 in Malaysia and 1 in Turkey). GOVI offers specialized chemicals such as wax emulsions, dust-binding chemicals, calcium-stearate, silicone emulsions, esters and industrial soaps to a variety of industries.

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