P.T. Hutchins wins the 2015 Distributor of the Year Award from the Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF

14 March 2016

P.T. Hutchins, an Azelis Americans Company, earns the prestigious 2015 Distributor of the Year Award from the Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF in North America.  This is the first time P.T. Hutchins has won this award from BASF.  The award ceremony took place on Wednesday, February 25, 2016 in Charlotte, NC during an annual distribution meeting hosted by BASF.

The award recognizes P.T. Hutchins for outstanding performance in the categories of sales achievement, entrepreneurship, new customer growth, a strong focus on customer industries, and operational excellence. This performance contributed to measurable growth of sales for the Dispersions & Pigments division in North America.

"The P.T. Hutchins team personified the phrase “distributor partner,” says Dan Gruber, President of Azelis Americas CASE. “This award is a testament to our dedication to technical expertise and a consultative selling approach that brings value to both our customers and our suppliers.”

The lab facilities at P.T. Hutchins work closely with the R&D and technical service teams at BASF to provide a holistic, solutions oriented approach to the market. This strategy was recognized by BASF through an Innovation award presented at the 2015 distribution meeting honoring the extraordinary efforts made by lab personnel to test and bring to market a new product in under 90 days.

“BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments team views P.T. Hutchins as a model distributor partner,” says Boone Pitts, Distribution Manager, Dispersions & Pigments, North America. “We rely on this type of partnership to help drive the growth of the division, specifically, the introduction of new products to the market place.” 

“This award is a tribute to the efforts of every P.T. Hutchins employee and the strength of supplier-distributor relationship with BASF,” says Doug Kercher, President of P.T. Hutchins. “We are very proud of this accomplishment and intend on keeping this momentum going through 2016.”

P.T. Hutchins distributes the full portfolio of products from the Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF throughout the western region of the United States. This product offering includes dispersions, resins, pigments, formulation additives and performance additives. Additionally, P.T. Hutchins represents the construction products portfolio from the Construction Chemicals division of BASF throughout the United States and Canada.

About BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments division in North America
BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments division in North America offers a comprehensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, and systems to meet specific application needs for the coatings, construction, printing and packaging, plastics and paper markets. Our innovative products also help manufacturers in the adhesives, nonwovens and fiber bonding industries meet functional and performance demands. Key product areas of formulation additives, rheology modifiers, light stabilizers, photoinitiators, and antioxidants significantly enhance the BASF product portfolio for these markets. For more information about BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments division, visit  www.basf.us/dpsolutions.

About P.T. Hutchins
P.T. Hutchins Company, an Azelis Americas company, is a technology driven solutions provider to the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers), construction, and plastics industries.. P.T. Hutchins represents a full portfolio of supplier product lines for the CASE, construction, and plastics industries, and provides the best-in-class service and value to customers and suppliers with a laboratory enhanced business model.

About Azelis Americas
Azelis Americas (formerly KODA Distribution Group) is a leader in specialty chemical distribution in the US and Canada. Azelis Americas is organized around industry sectors in the following focus markets: CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers), Specialty Ag/Horticulture, Personal Care, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning,  Pharma, Chemical Industries, Rubber and Plastic Additives, Lubricants and Metalworking Fluids. Azelis Americas will continue to operate in the USA and Canada using its existing business model and go-to-market strategy. Its renowned local brands will be maintained and co-branded with the Azelis visual identity, thereby emphasizing its local focus on absolute customer service, now backed by a global structure.

Azelis Americas is headquartered in Stamford, CT.   www.azelisamericas.com
Azelis Americas is part of the Azelis Group based in Luxembourg. www.azelis.com

Contact information
Azelis Americas
Terry Mullin
Corporate Communications
T: +1 917 609 0331
E: terry.mullin@azelisamericas.com