Friday, August 30th, 2013

Shanghai, Aug 30, 2013 -- (ACN Newswire) -- Connell Brothers, a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company, and the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and industrial ingredients in Asia-Pacific, formally opened a Technical & Training Center in Guangzhou, China on August 30. The center will support the commercial and technical needs of Connell Brothers' customers in coatings and ink, food, and personal care, in the South China market. The facility will offer innovative solutions for their customers' market needs by offering application development, formulations and testing, together with hands-on lab and classroom training for customers, suppliers and employees.

"This important investment is one of several planned across the region in line with our growth strategy", said Azita Owlia, vice president of North Asia. "We have an aggressive investment plan geared to ensure comprehensive market reach throughout North Asia for the specialty chemicals markets we serve."

Connell Brothers also recently opened a newly expanded office in the Republic of Korea including an application laboratory specific for the personal care segment. This facility will host the expanded team in Korea, and further enhance the company's technical support for their customers, suppliers and employees.

About Connell Brothers

Founded in 1896, Connell Brothers is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and industrial ingredients in Asia-Pacific with a keen focus on technical service, customer support, and environmental, health, and safety. Connell Brothers provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution in 17 countries and in 37 offices located throughout Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit 


Sandra Gharib
Corporate Communication
Wilbur-Ellis Company
[email protected]

Azita Owlia, Ph.D.
Vice President, North Asia
Connell Brothers Division
Wilbur-Ellis Company
[email protected]

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Sandra Gharib

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Connell Brothers, Technical & Training Center, Guangzhou, Shanghai



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