Last week, readers were most interested in H.B. Fuller’s expansion in South Africa (H.B. Fuller Expands with New Office in South Africa): “H.B. Fuller recently announced the opening of a new business office in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as a network spanning three warehouses across the country, to support its growth plans in the region. Led by Ronald Prinsloo, South Africa business manager, the new H.B. Fuller entity will offer customers local adhesive expertise and a globally connected team with industry knowledge spanning the 28 market segments served by the company.

“Prinsloo and his team will draw on H.B. Fuller’s global network capabilities and technical centers, especially in Europe, India, Middle East, and Africa (EIMEA), to better serve customers in close proximity to where they operate by supporting sales in local currency, offering ex-stock deliveries, and providing technical service. The new commercial organization aims to rapidly grow H.B. Fuller’s share of the local market for adhesives, which the South Africa Adhesives Association has estimated at €100 million (approximately $112.7 million) per year.

“‘We believe our in-depth understanding of specific customer needs and local market requirements, together with H.B. Fuller’s high-quality solutions, technologies and research capabilities, means we’re ideally placed to meet increasing demand for adhesives in South Africa,’ said Prinsloo.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for June 21-27

  1. H.B. Fuller Expands with New Office in South Africa
  2. Christensen Named Midwest Sales Representative for Acucote
  3. MAPEI Achieves Fitwel Certification
  4. Kraton Joins Together for Sustainability Initiative
  5. Henkel and Origin Collaborate to Help Meet Demand for COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Swabs

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.