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Mottie Kessler Chemical Boss Scoops International Accolade

As featured in Runcorn Weekly News 2015

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The boss of a chemical distribution firm based in Runcorn has been named the North West’s Global Director Of The Year at an awards bash held by the Institute Of Directors (IOD).

Mottie Kessler, chairman and chief executive of 2M Holdings was presented with the gong by Paul Stowers, of UK Trade And Industry, and Colin Murray, sport broadcaster, at Manchester’s Midlands Hotel.

Mr Kessler founded the international branded chemical distribution company, based on Tudor Road, in 2004, and has been at the centre of building a portfolio of five branded firms across seven international locations and exporting to 65 countries.

He will now proceed to the national IOD contest to be held in London later this year.

iod-awards-mediumMore than 250 businesspeople from the North West gathered at the event, with a total of 13 awards presented on the night across a range of categories to highlight the strength of the region’s science, technology, media and infrastructure sectors.

Mike Perls, IOD North West chairman, said: “This year’s winners reflect the strength of the North West’s key industries including science, technology, telecoms and infrastructure as well as the fast-growing content community.

“They have all proven themselves to be innovative directors who are the driving force behind their organisations and their inspirational success stories under-line the positive impact that business leaders have on the region’s economy.”

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2M Holdings certified members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

As featured in FECC Newsletter February 2015

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As part of our dedication to ensuring a sustainable supply chain, 2M Holdings are proud to be certified by the RSPO Supply Chain Certification System for “Purchasing, Storage, Distribution and Processing of Certified Palm Oil and Palm Oil derived Oleochemicals”.

RSPO certified products will be available across the group, with Surfachem UK, a major player in the cosmetic and personal care market and a subsidiary of 2M, leading the way.

Fakhara Jones, Technical Director of Surfachem, said: “The RSPO Certification is a significant achievement for us. We are working closely with our principal suppliers and customers’ technical and innovation teams to offer sustainable and ethical products as alternative sources of supply wherever possible”.

The cosmetics and personal care industry, in particular, are increasingly recognising the importance of using and promoting sustainable palm oil. Palm oil is widely used in the personal care industry, but cultivating palm oil can have severe effects on rainforests, climate change, livelihood of the local people and the habitat of orang-utans and other wildlife. Public interest to see improvement and change in this area has grown significantly over the years.

Mottie Kessler, CEO and Chairman of 2M said: “We have always been dedicated to selling, distributing and blending ethical products which contribute to environmental sustainability. We are proud to be members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.”

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Mottie Kessler Finalist: IoD Director of the Year: Science & Innovation and Global

We are delighted that Mottie Kessler, the Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings, is a finalist in the IoD Director of the Year awards for both the Science & Innovation and the Global Director awards.

The North West Director of the Year Awards celebrates the best of the best across British businesses and directors at the forefront of leadership excellence.

The awards aim to raise awareness of the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and to economic prosperity in our region.

About 2M Holdings Ltd:
2M Holdings was founded by Mottie Kessler in 2004, the present Chairman and CEO, with a long term objective to grow an international chemicals distribution portfolio based on excellent companies with strong brands. We are proud to have been awarded the following:
• Finalist: International Company of the Year , UK Trade and Investment and Insider Magazine, 2014
• EY Entrepreneur of the Year, 2014 Winner for Manufacturing, North, UK (Mottie Kessler), 2014
• 74 in the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors, 2013
• 82 in the HSBC International Track for the UK, 2012

2M Holdings includes a portfolio of 5 branded companies of chemical distribution and related chemical services of sample management, storage and blending.
2M Holdings is a wholly owned private company, head-quartered in the UK and with an international presence in: China, Benelux, Ireland, Poland, Scandinavia and Brazil.
2M Holdings’ business focus is on automotive, precision cleaning, coating, emission reduction AdBlue, oil-field & refineries, flavours & fragrances and surfactants for: personal-care, household & industrial hygiene cleaning and pharmaceuticals.
2M Holdings Companies produce AdBlue, SamSol Products, Packed Chlorine (cylinders and drums) and TRIKLONE™ & PERKLONE™ (Chlorinated Solvents).

For further details see:

www.2m-holdings.com
www.bannerchemicals.com
www.surfachem.com
www.samplerite.com
www.mpstorage.com
www.packedchlorine.com

Colin Boyle – Finalist: Best Finance Director for 2014

We are delighted that Colin Boyle, Finance Director of our group, 2M Holdings Ltd, was short-listed Best Finance Director of A Ltd Company

The Finance Director Awards celebrate the achievements of leading individuals and businesses within the Chester, Liverpool City, North Wales & Warrington regions.

“Since its founding a decade ago, Colin has been an integral part of 2M’s leadership team, helping us grow and flourish from strength to strength” said Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings Ltd. “As an entrepreneur, my vision has to be rooted in strong financial foundations. Colin keeps those foundations robust and has been crucial to 2M’s success.”

The prestigious Finance Director of the Year awards recognise and celebrate the most outstanding work done by the region’s tireless Financial Directors.
Centred around the Chester, Liverpool city, North Wales & Warrington regions, the awards also pay homage to all that is good about business in the regions, including the companies who have made a real difference to the economy and employment environment.

Banner Chemicals UK acquires Stowlin Ltd

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Solutions for metals surface treatment, cleaning and phosphating

We are delighted to advise you that the shareholders of Stowlin Ltd and of Banner Chemicals Ltd UK have agreed to join forces.

Banner Chemicals Ltd UK will acquire the entire share capital of Stowlin Ltd from Mr Nigel Sullivan. We are pleased that Nigel will continue to lend his support and expertise as consultant to the business.

Stowlin’s customers will enjoy a seamless service as operations, sales and marketing activities will continue as usual from the Leicester based site.

The joint portfolio of Banner Chemicals Ltd UK’s PCS (Precision Cleaning Solutions) Business Unit and Stowlin will provide customers with an enhanced and complete range of solutions for metal surface treatment, cleaning and phosphating.

“I am delighted that Stowlin will be joining Banner Chemicals Ltd UK. Their long history and product expertise will provide a sustainable base and increased offering to our current customers, who will reap the benefits” said Mr Nigel Sullivan MD of Stowlin.

“By joining forces, we are providing our existing and future customers with access to a wider and richer product portfolio”, said Mr Mottie Kessler, Chairman & CEO of 2M Holdings Ltd, the owners of the Banner Chemicals Ltd UK Group of companies. “We are also adding Leicester to the existing Banner Chemicals Ltd UK distribution map, meaning we can reach our customers more quickly and easily, wherever they are.”

Customers for Stowlin products should continue to place orders with Stowlin and Banner Chemical Ltd UK’s PCS customers with Banner Chemicals Ltd UK. Over time, a combined offer will be developed for the benefit of both customers and suppliers.

For further information please contact:

Mr Mottie Kessler – Chairman & CEO – 2M Holdings

+44 (0) 1928 597 000

mkessler@bannerchemicals.com

Banner Chemicals UK Acquires Stowlin for Metals Surface Treatment

As featured in FECC Newsletter December 2014

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Solutions for metals surface treatment, cleaning and phosphating

We are delighted to advise you that the shareholders of Stowlin Ltd and of Banner Chemicals Ltd UK have agreed to join forces. Banner Chemicals Ltd UK will acquire the entire share capital of Stowlin Ltd from Mr Nigel Sullivan. We are pleased that Nigel will continue to lend his support and expertise as consultant to the business. Stowlin’s customers will enjoy a seamless service as operations, sales and marketing activities will continue as usual from the Leicester based site.

The joint portfolio of Banner’s PCS (Precision Cleaning Solutions) Business Unit and Stowlin will provide customers with an enhanced and complete range of solutions for metal surface treatment, cleaning and phosphating.

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Surfachem Brasil Ltda.

Surfachem UK, a 2M Holdings Limited Company and Vitrine Quimica Ltda. Brazil announce the formation of their joint venture Surfachem Brasil Ltda., for the distribution and supply of specialty chemicals to the Personal Care, Household Care and Institutional & Industrial Care markets.

The new company will be headquartered in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo and will focus on supplying manufacturers of Household and Personal Care Products and Services throughout Brazil. Vitrine will transfer all of its activities, management and staff to the new venture and will manage all of Surfachem’s activities in Brazil.

Dr Richard Smith, Managing Director of Surfachem said: “We have been evaluating the potential of the Brazilian market over the past few years and have looked at a number of opportunities. We are very pleased to work with our new colleagues and partners from Vitrine as we both feel our values and business philosophies match and enhance one another’s.”

Surfachem sees Brazil as a logical step in its global expansion strategy to complement its existing position in the UK and Europe.

“Surfachem Brasil Ltda. provides the platform from which to develop a regional presence and to provide our customers and supply partners with exceptional service and support” states Smith, Surfachem.

Vanderlei Lima, Vitrine Quimica’s Business Director, said: “The first time we met Surfachem, we knew that it would be the right partner for us, adding know how in marketing intelligence, global sourcing knowledge and global marketing capabilities.” Vanderlei added: “We share a passion and excellence for our customers.”

“This is exactly what we need to fulfill the needs of our market. From our side, Vitrine brings deep customer relationships to this partnership and the technical skills required to support our market and its distinct requirements”, added Dr Ricardo Pedro, Vitrine Quimica’s R&D Director.

Information to Editors: Surfachem

Surfachem, a 2M Holdings Limited Company is a major distributor of surfactants and specialty chemicals to the Personal Care, Household Care and Institutional & Industrial Care markets. It also supplies APIs and Excipients to the Pharma, Veterinary, Food and Feed markets.

Surfachem was founded in 1981 and today has global sales in excess of $85m employing over 100 people in the UK, Poland, Scandinavia and China.

Surfachem has major partnerships in the UK with Shell Chemicals Europe, Evonik, Lubrizol Corporation and Stepan together with a number of other leading global specialty chemical companies.

Surfachem is focused on helping both its customers and suppliers to profit through knowledge by acting as a catalyst for success. It does this through providing expertise and knowledge about the industries and their dynamics, in which it operates.

Surfachem invests in technical support to its partners and recently opened a new research and technology laboratory within the Innovation Centre of the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Surfachem is a leading edge developer of novel solutions for its partners and is the first choice for providing solutions within its chosen markets.

Vitrine Quimica Ltda

Vitrine Quimica Ltda was founded in January 2013 and is based in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Selling solutions, its owners and staff have more than 20 years of experience acquired in companies such as Oxiteno, Dow, Cognis, Johnson and Johnson, Henkel, Emery and Rohm and Haas.

Vitrine’s technical skills include the syntheses of new products at laboratory and pilot plant scale; Deep chemical formulation knowledge; The development of new technologies, services and products; Implementation and improvement of products and processes at industrial scale; Usage of time saving tools and techniques for product development (planning, analysis, and parameter design optimisation of experiments). Additionally, the development of analytical methodology and application tests for product evaluation, product characterisation, definition of specifications, and recommendation of the most suitable analytical methodology (of applicability, safety, accuracy, running time and costs.)

Our solutions focus on the following products: Biocides, Specialty polymers, Surfactants, Specialty Blends, Amazon Oils and Oleo chemicals.

2M Holdings Ltd

The group includes: Banner Chemicals; Surfachem; MP Storage & Blending; Packed Chlorine; SampleRite (UK & China).

2M Holdings Ltd was founded by Mottie Kessler, the present Chairman and CEO, in 2004 with a long term objective to grow an international chemicals distribution portfolio based on excellent companies with strong brands. It has sales of over $175m.

This includes a portfolio of 5 branded companies of chemical distribution and related chemical services of samples management, storage and blending: Banner Chemicals (www.bannerchemicals.com) ; Surfachem (www.surfachem.com) ; MP Storage & Blending (www.mpstorage.com) ; Packed Chlorine (www.packedchlorine.com) ; SampleRite (UK & China) (www.samplerite.com & www.samplerite.cn)

2M Holdings is a wholly owned private company, headquartered in the UK and with an international presence in the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Poland, Scandinavia and China.

2M Holdings’ business focus is on automotive, precision cleaning, coating, emission reduction, AdBlue, oil-field & refineries, flavours & fragrances and surfactants for: personal- care, household & industrial hygiene cleaning and pharmaceuticals.

2M Holdings Companies produce AdBlue, SamSol Products, Packed Chlorine (cylinders and drums) and TRIKLONE & PERKLONE (Chlorinated Solvents).

Mottie Kessler: Entrepreneur Of The Year winner, EY 2014

We are delighted that Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of our holding group, 2M Holdings Ltd, has been named Ernst & Young’s North Region 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year for Manufacturing.

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“We are delighted that Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of our holding group, 2M Holdings Ltd, has been named Ernst & Young’s North Region 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year for Manufacturing.”

For further details on the EY website click here.

EY wrote:

“2M Holdings are a holdings company focusing on added value chemicals distribution and related services through its leading brands portfolio companies. Mottie’s business approach is “Buy and Build”; he takes a long-term view of acquiring good companies and making them into excellent companies. Mottie’s strategy of organic growth and acquisitions includes investment in organisational development, staff and sites, as well as continuous business improvement. Exporting to more than 65 countries, with products that are all made in the UK, is something Mottie is very proud of. “

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme is considered the world’s most prestigious business award and is held in more than 145 cities and in more than 60 countries worldwide. The Entrepreneur Of The Year programme is all about discovering exceptional companies and leaders that display the confidence, quality and aspiration to grow and prosper in the UK.

About 2M Holdings Ltd

International Branded Chemical Distribution and Related Services Companies

  • 2M Holdings was founded by Mottie Kessler in 2003 with a long term objective to grow a portfolio based on excellent companies with strong brands.
  • 2M Holdings Ltd (www.2m-holdings.com) is a leading international chemical distributor and a wholly owned private company headquartered in the UK.
  • 2M Holdings has 6 branded companies in 6 World-wide locations: UK, Ireland, Belgium, Poland, Norway, China.

1. Banner Chemicals (www.bannerchemicals.com )

  • Hydrocarbon & Oxygenated Solvents
  • Speciality Chemicals
  • Precision Cleaning

Producer of:

  • AdBlue® – reducing emissions and improving air quality
  • * Packed Chlorine Gas (Cylinders & Drums)
  • *TRIKLONE™ & PERKLONE™ (Chlorinated Solvents ) Products
  • * previously INEOS ChlorVinyls are now made exclusively under licence by 2M)

2. Surfachem (www.surfachem.com )

Surfactants and Product Development and Formulation for:

  • Skin Care, Body Care, Hair Care and Shampoos
  • Flavours and Fragrances
  • Deodorants
  • Colour cosmetics
  • Car Care
  • Home Care
  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Excipients & Specialist Polymers
  • Oilfield
  • Industrial & Institutional

3. MP Storage & Blending (www.mpstorage.com)

  • Established for 30 years as “Marine-Partners” (ICI Partners)
  • Storage & blending vessels on 8 acre site
  • Nitrogen, steam facilities
  • Extensive warehousing
  • Waste transfer permit
  • Extensive laboratory facilities
  • Bespoke Blending & Toll Manufacture

4. Packed Chlorine ( www.packedchlorine.com )

Acquired from INEOS ChlorVinyls in 2013

  • Filling & Transport
  • Chlorine gas is liquefied
  • Filled into specialised cylinders and drums

Applications:

  • Chemical synthesis / Chlorination
  • Drinking Water
  • Medicine and Safety
  • Plastics production

5. SampleRite (www.samplerite.com) UK

  • Unique sample management business
  • Sending confidential samples of hazardous and non- hazardous chemicals worldwide
  • In line with Aviation Authority regulations

6. SampleRite (www.samplerite.cn) China

  • Safely send samples of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals from China
  • An approved, audited sampling facility
  • Equidistant from Beijing and Shanghai
  • Close to the port so easy to ship to the West

2M Holdings Limited Joins Omni-Chem136, LLC

In February 2014 2M Holdings Ltd., a leading chemical distributor and a wholly owned private company, joined Omni-Chem136, LLC. Omni-Chem136 is the world’s largest alliance of regional independent chemical distributors with 17 member companies, more than 135 facilities and $2.8B of combined sales alliance.

“The addition of 2M Holdings to our alliance is another significant step forward in our strategy to build a global chemical distribution alliance,” says Fred A. Buehler, Managing Director Omni-Chem136. “2M Holdings is a world class distribution company with operations that adhere to the highest standards of responsible distribution. We are delighted to have 2M Holdings as part of our alliance and are excited about the continued global expansion of Omni-Chem136”.

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“Our membership in Omni-Chem136 represents an excellent opportunity for our company to grow our network of relationships throughout the global chemical distribution industry,” says Mottie Kessler, Chairman & CEO 2M Holdings. “The Omni-Chem136 alliance includes leading chemical distribution companies around the world and we are honored to be a part of such a prestigious group of companies”.

2M Holdings Ltd., is headquartered in Runcorn, UK and has six distribution facilities located in the UK, Belgium, Poland, Norway and China that distribute products into 60 countries around the world. 2M Holdings operates a unique business model of focused chemical distribution and related services through five branded companies: Banner Chemicals Ltd., Surfachem Ltd., Packed Chlorine Ltd., SampleRite Ltd and MP Storage and Blending Ltd.

2M Holdings Ltd. was ranked worldwide no. 74 in the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors for 2013 and awarded recognition for international sales growth in 2012 by HSBC.

Banner Chemicals (www.bannerchemicals.com) distributes a wide range of commodity and specialty chemicals including AdBlue Solutions, Aerospace approved products, oil field and petrochemical products, oxygenated solvents & intermediates, water treatment chemicals, pigment dispersion, development & formulation products, precision cleaning solutions and surface coatings.

Surfachem (www.surfachem.com) distributes a wide range of products for the personal care, homecare, industrial, institutional and pharmaceuticals industries. Products include: emulsifiers, rheology modifiers, skin-care and hair-care actives, botanicals, chelates, pharmaceutical excipients and ready formulated car-care and home-care solutions.

SampleRite (www.samplerite.com) provides sample management and marketing services supporting clients worldwide through two distribution facilities in the UK and China.

MP Storage and Blending provides confidential blending, packing and storage services.

Since 2009 the manufacture of TRIKLONE (Trichloroethylene) and PERKLONE (Perchloroethylene) has been made exclusively by 2M Holdings. In August 2013, Packed Chlorine (industrial gas) was acquired and added to 2M Holdings portfolio.

For more information on 2M Holdings visit www.2m-holdings.com or contact Mottie Kessler. For more information on Omni-Chem136, LLC visit www.omni-chem.com or Susan Chaplin