Böllinghaus and Metalinox enter distribution partnership


German headquartered hot rolled and stainless bar specialist Böllinghaus Steel has appointed Brazilian stainless steel distributor Metalinox Cogne Aços Inoxidáveis for the distribution of its entire product range, a note said on Böllinghaus’ website.

The companies worked together in the past and “the consequent logic step was to officially enter the distribution partnership,” the note said. “This agreement enables both partners to grow further in a particularly challenging market,” said Böllinghaus, without specifying the regional coverage.

Located in Hilden, Germany, Böllinghaus specializes in the distribution of stainless steel long products and has its own production facilities in Portugal.

As reported earlier this year, Outokumpu appointed Böllinghaus Steel as a distributor for its cold drawn and hot rolled bars in hexagons, squares and flats covering Europe (excluding Germany and UK), APAC and Latin America. In January, Böllinghaus Steel established a sales office in Chicago, US, to cater the NAFTA market.

Böllinghaus Steel declined to provide further information when asked by Platts.

Laura Varriale, PLATTS