Paris-La Défense, April 17 , 2023– Safic-Alcan, a leading global distributor of specialty chemicals,
is delighted to announce the expansion of its presence in Africa with the establishment of a new
subsidiary office in Kenya.
The newly launched Safic-Alcan East Africa is strategically located in Nairobi to better serve the
East African market, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The new office in Kenya will complement Safic-Alcan’s existing regional hubs in South Africa and
Egypt, enabling the company to better cater to the needs of its growing customer base across the
To spearhead the company’s efforts in the East African market, Safic-Alcan has appointed Mr. Philip
Kamau as Development Director East Africa. With a degree in chemistry and a proven track record
of 9 years in chemical distribution in a similar position, Mr. Kamau is the perfect fit for this crucial
“We are thrilled to be expanding our presence in Africa, a continent that is becoming increasingly
important in the formulating industry,” said Yann Lissillour, CEO of the Safic-Alcan group. “By
investing in Africa, we are catering to a consumer market of 250 million people in Eastern Africa,
and we are confident that our new subsidiary in Kenya will help us better serve our customers and
grow our business in the region.”
Overall, Safic-Alcan’s expansion in Africa represents an exciting milestone for the company as it
continues to provide best-in-class services and support to its customers around the world.
Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris La Défense (France). The
Company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives,
thermoplastics, polyurethane, lubricants, detergency, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals industries. With a
network of 35 offices strategically located in Europe, Turkey, Middle East, North America, Mexico, South America,
China and South Africa, and 780 people worldwide, Safic-Alcan generated a turnover of 907 M€ in 2022.