HA Group and SI Group to continue long-term partnership in Brazil and South Africa

Hüttenes-Albertus (HA), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the foundry industry, has announced that the company will continue its partnerships with the US-American specialty chemicals company SI Group in both Brazil and South Africa, following the termination of the agreement between ASK Chemicals and SI Group in terms of the intended disposal of SI Group’s Industrial Resin business to ASK Chemicals.

“Brazil and South Africa are important growth markets for HA. We have been successfully serving our customers in these two countries for many decades via our joint ventures and are looking forward to continue our long-standing and fruitful regional partnership. As a stakeholder in SI Group’s Industrial Resins business, we will continue to bring our expertise and experience to bear and provide value-adding products and services to our customers in both countries,” emphasised Franz Friedrich Butz and Christoph Koch, Managing Directors of Hüttenes-Albertus.

With the combination of HA’s cutting-edge product technology and SI Group’s modern production facilities in Rio Claro, Brazil and Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, the two partners are well positioned to meet the needs of foundries in these important growth markets.

About HA Group
Hüttenes-Albertus (HA) is a leading international manufacturer of chemical products for the foundry industry, with its head office in Düsseldorf, Germany. In the global HA Group, almost 1 500 committed employees in more than 30 countries develop and produce foundry chemical solutions for all common core and mould-making processes for customers around the world. Parts cast using HA binder systems are the core components in a wide range of products, including car engines, wind turbines and industrial machines. For more information, visit ha-group.com.

About SI Group
The SI Group, which was established in 1906, is a leading global developer and manufacturer of performance additives, process solutions, pharmaceuticals and chemical intermediates, with strong positions in the plastics, oilfield, rubber, fuels and lubricants, active pharmaceutical ingredients and industrial resins industries. SI Group solutions are critical to the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods. Headquartered in Schenectady, New York, SI Group operates more than 30 manufacturing facilities on five continents with approximately $2 billion in annual sales, and more than 3 000 employees worldwide. SI Group is a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners. In 2018, SI Group received its third silver award for corporate social responsibility by EcoVadis and is ranked among the top seven per cent of more than 45 000 worldwide companies. For more information, please visit www.siigroup.com.

For further details contact SI Group South Africa on TEL: 087 057 7635 or visit www.siigroup.com or www.huettenes-albertus.com