Hofheim am Taunus, Germany – Effective June 1, 2013, Rusplast, a Moscow-based supplier of polymers, has been appointed to distribute the high-performance products of Victrex Polymer Solutions - including VICTREX™ PEEK polymer - in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries of the Confederation of Independent States (CIS).
“Rusplast is one of the few distributors in the region with experience in high-performance polymers. The company not only offers high quality logistics services, but also functions as a solution provider, advising industrial customers on engineering plastics applications. They are an ideal partner for us in this growing market,” said Steffen Germer, Distribution Manager at Victrex. Expanding on the collaboration with the new distributor, Germer continued, “Russia is important to Victrex. Specifically, the oil and gas sector, because the company’s reliable, wear-resistant material is able to easily withstand the high temperatures and pressures present in these aggressive environments.
Rusplast clients in the CIS region include, industrial companies operating in the automotive, chemical, energy, electronics and consumer goods sectors. They include such well-known names as GM-AvtoVAZ, Renault (automotive), KAMAZ (heavy-duty vehicles), Rusal (aluminum), Rosneft, TNK-BP (mineral oil), RUSNANO (nanotechnology), Bosch, Indesit and SIEMENS (electronics and electrical equipment).
Commenting on the news, Aleksey A. Sukrin, Director of Rusplast said “we are looking forward to this collaboration. VICTREX PEEK polymers and VICOTE™ coatings are perfect additions to our product portfolio. For our customers with very demanding applications, we can now offer high-performance materials from Victrex”.
The Moscow-based distributor maintains offices and warehouses throughout Russia, including St. Petersburg, Irkutsk and Vladivostok. For Rusplast, Russia is the most important country in the region as the Russian Federation has about 143 million inhabitants and, along with the other BRICS countries Brazil, India, China and South Africa, boasts one of the world’s largest emerging economies.
Established in 1999, Rusplast is one the biggest suppliers of polymers in Russia and in the CIS region today. The company markets engineering plastics, rubber, resins, thermoplastic elastomers and other polymers supplied by manufacturers throughout the world. It customer base includes companies from the automotive construction, aerospace, oil and gas industry, metal extraction, household appliances, electronics, consumer goods and other industries.