AG&C is a leading chemical distributor and global provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials doing business in and with Asia for more than 140 years. As an independent solution provider, we source, develop, market, and distribute a wide range of specialty chemicals and ingredients to business partners in the brush and apparel, food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemicals industries. We are present and have in-depth local knowledge across 24 countries spanning Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

With AG&C Performance Materials, you get value beyond products and services. As your trusted partner, we deliver the insights, capabilities, results, and scale that help you achieve lasting business success. Through our comprehensive networks and global relationships, you benefit from reliable sourcing around the world with instant access to over 70 markets. And the best products at the best prices.

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Needs evolve quickly and trends shift fast in today’s competitive markets. Our 15 application, formulation, and product development laboratories formulate winning solutions that create breakthrough opportunities for you. Let our experts harness their deep industry expertise and innovation capabilities to research and develop your next product idea, value-added formulation, or application.

More than 4,000 suppliers and 20,000 customers have already grown their businesses with us, benefiting from strategic market insights, reduced time-to-market intervals, and new revenue opportunities.

At AG&C’s Business Unit Performance Materials, we speak your language. Our enviable team of more than 1,200 industry experts provides solutions for you across 57 locations and 24 countries, including Greater China, India, Japan, Thailand, USA, and major European countries such as Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, and Switzerland.

AG&C can do for you

Expand your markets with AG&C Performance Materials. We provide all essential services from global sourcing, marketing and sales to distribution and after-sales services. We offer total supply chain management and individual services, thus helping to optimize processes, develop new products, and accelerate innovation cycles.

Our services at a glance

Global sourcing
We find the most innovative materials worldwide

With our long-standing business contacts and market overview, AG&C is able to develop new and alternative sources for innovative ingredients. We can locate the most suitable supplier for your needs and provide tailor-made materials for high-end applications.

Research and development
Develop new patents with us

If you plan to extend and innovate your product portfolio, ask AG&C. We constantly look for new technologies and substances to help you. Benefit from AG&C expert staff that has the know-how, entrepreneurial mindset, and can-do attitude needed to deliver fast and customized solutions. Grow your business with new ideas, markets, and breakthrough products, and with the full AG&C service package. We also offer hands-on technical training support.

Marketing and sales
Let us bring your products to new markets

If your strengths are in your home market, AG&C provides all necessary marketing and sales services in foreign countries – from comprehensive market analysis and marketing concepts for new product solutions to promotional activities. With our extensive market insights, infrastructure, and long-standing industry experience, we know how to create brands that last.

Distribution and logistics
We deliver in time, on budget, and in line with your specifications

Contact us for every aspect of the entire supply chain, including import and export management, warehousing solutions, and value-added services, such as labeling and invoicing. Our logistics services also include the handling of products under special conditions. And with our data retrieval services, we make all processes as convenient as possible for everyone involved.

After-sales services
We care about new products and accompany them all the way

Our technical staff monitors plant trials at customer sites, whenever and wherever necessary.

Compliance & REACH
Our competence is your advantage

Our Compliance & REACH experts are an integral part of the AG&C Market Expansion Services package, handling compliance, registration, and documentation for customers and suppliers. Part of this is our special competency center for the European REACH regulation which, along with our many other Compliance Competence Centers all around the world, provides effective support for our business partners.

In-house quality management

We seamlessly manage the value chain of your products. Relying on profound experience, we have made safety, environmental protection, and quality and regulatory compliance our top priorities.

Facts and figures

Total sales (2009) CHF 703 million
Number of specialists 1,200
Network 57 locations in 24 countries
Business partners 4,000 suppliers and 20,000 customers
Sourcing offices worldwide 15
Application and formulation laboratories worldwide 15
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