AGRANA Fruit US and Palmer Holland Form Commercial Partnership

 

Cleveland, OH – March 5, 2019 – AGRANA Fruit, a world-class manufacturer of natural fruit solutions, appoints Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition as the national distributor for the United States.

Collectively, Palmer Holland and AGRANA Fruit US provide customers with innovative solutions for the dairy, ice cream, and bakery markets. The specialty food portfolio includes customized fruit, brown flavor, and savory preparations as well as systems that include additions for added taste and texture.

“Our new commercial partnership with AGRANA fits perfectly into our strategy of providing our customers with a portfolio of natural, clean-label, on-trend, and healthy formulation options. AGRANA Fruit’s global presence, strength of scale, and commitment to innovation make it the ideal partner for our customers and our company!” said Bret Horace, Sales Director, Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition.

AGRANA Fruit US has manufacturing facilities in Botkins, OH; Centerville, TN; Fort Worth, TX; and Lysander, NY as well as corporate offices and NPD in Brecksville, OH. These production plants and Palmer Holland’s warehouses are located in close proximity to customers which enables maximum freshness and the highest quality of the fruit.

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition Ingredient Consultant or the Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition Technical Director, Charles Barber, at 630-729-4823 or cbarber@palmerholland.com. You can also visit the AGRANA Fruit landing page to learn more. 

About Agrana
AGRANA Fruit is part of the Austrian AGRANA Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. With 28 production facilities worldwide and sales activities in more than 80 countries, it is the leading producer for fruit preparations globally. Every year, an international network of R&D experts develops around 850 new and innovative products in close collaboration with its customers. The AGRANA Group is also a major producer of fruit juice concentrates in Europe, a key manufacturer of custom starch products and bioethanol as well as one of today’s leading sugar companies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Palmer Holland Takes Aim Up North With Palmer Holland Canada Distribution Corp.

Cleveland, OH – February 12, 2019 – Palmer Holland, a leading national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials, announced today it has officially launched Palmer Holland Canada Distribution Corporation, a subsidiary of Palmer Holland, in British Columbia.

“The implementation of a Canadian entity will greatly increase service to all of our Canadian customers,” said C. Bradley Steven, President of Palmer Holland. “Ultimately, our goal is to provide an enhanced level of distribution to our customers and principals and facilitate Palmer Holland’s continued growth in Canada.”

This expansion includes a partnership with ADLI Logistics in Mississauga, Ontario for warehousing and logistical services. ADLI Logistics utilizes a network of approximately 30 carrier partners, including small package capabilities via UPS and FedEx. Customers may still place orders with Palmer Holland via email, phone, and fax.

Customers will be particularly excited to know that Palmer Holland is now able to be the importer of record in Canada. Previously, this burden fell on those Canadian companies. Palmer Holland has also established an account with a Canadian bank which means increased electronic compatibility between companies for ACH transactions.

For more information or to address any questions you may have specific to the expansion, please contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or email info@palmerholland.com

About Palmer Holland
Established in 1925 as Palmer Supplies Company, today Palmer Holland is a national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials with its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and 40+ account managers stationed across the United States. We are a private, employee-owned company which allows us greater flexibility in the marketplace and a dedicated platform for long-term success. This flexibility enables us to provide our customers and principals with the most effective and efficient solutions. Our partners are rooted in the areas of Agriculture, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), Health & Nutrition, Lubricants, and Plastics. For more information about Palmer Holland, please visit our website at www.palmerholland.com

Dow Coating Materials Adds to Palmer Holland’s National Portfolio

Cleveland, OH – February 5, 2019 – Effective immediately, Dow Coating Materials, a manufacturer of water-based acrylic emulsion technology, has appointed Palmer Holland as its exclusive channel partner for all ROSHIELD™ and Dow Coating Materials ROVACE™ sales across the United States.

The ROSHIELD product line offers one-component (1K) and two-component (2K) self-crosslinking and ambient crosslinking emulsions for water-based wood coatings. Some uses of ROSHIELD include factory-applied, waterborne, interior wood coatings, interior furniture, doorskin primers, molding, and many more.

ROVACE binders are used in a variety of coatings applications including a variety of latex paints, interior and flat semi-gloss coatings, flat through semi-gloss coatings, and flat to semi-gloss architectural paints.

Dow Coating Materials’ water-based acrylic emulsion technology revolutionized the global paint industry and was named a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society.

For more information, contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or the Dow Coating Materials Business Manager, Mike Johnson, at 724-554-5074 or mjohnson@palmerholland.com. You can also visit the Dow Coating Materials homepage to learn more about what DCM and Palmer Holland have to offer.


About Dow
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow's market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at https://www.dow.com/en-us/coatings

Palmer Holland Enhances Market Serviceability With Realigned Sales Team

Cleveland, OH – January 29, 2019 – Palmer Holland, a leading national specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials, announced today it has realigned its sales team forming a market-specialized sales force.

Up to this point, the Palmer Holland sales team was organized by regions designated purely upon geographic location. Moving forward, the realignment structures the sales team based upon market vertical: Agriculture, CASE, Health & Nutrition, Lubricants, and Plastics. This reorganization was guided by customer feedback uncovered during a 2018 Voice of the Customer (VOC) engagement project.

“The sales team, driven by market vertical team leadership, is specifically charged to meet principal growth objectives and deliver the needed service platforms to customers,” said Palmer Holland’s President, C. Bradley Steven. “Our realignment allows each account manager to focus on his or her individual area of the specialty chemical and ingredient industries. I am very excited about the heightened level of technical acumen, responsiveness, and service that will result from our efforts.”

“During the VOC project, our customers told us the most important attribute they expect in their account manager is ‘knows/understands my business and industry,’ said Palmer Holland’s Chief Innovation Officer, Charlie Laurie. “Aligning our sales team by market allows us to exceed our high technical and service standards to better provide customers and principals with singularly-focused industry knowledge.”

Customers can expect to receive increased technical insight accumulated through concentrated experiences as well as a higher level of product and application expertise from focused and specialized training. Principal partners will have the best of both worlds; specialized market-based sellers and the breadth of Palmer Holland’s national sales team in addition to the creation of a more manageable line of site to key sellers.

For more information, please contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager or email info@palmerholland.com