Muri b. Bern/Schweiz, October 12, 2021 – The global polymer distributor Meraxis now serves customers throughout China directly on a local level. For this purpose, the company has established an independent Chinese subsidiary. With this step, Meraxis is continuing its global growth strategy and aims in particular to facilitate and expand its business within China.
“With the establishment of ‚Meraxis China‘, we are not only strengthening our presence in an enormously important market, but above all we can also build up and expand our business with Chinese partners,” explains Dr. Stefan Girschik, CEO of Meraxis. Until now, our Chinese colleagues have been active in the Chinese plastics market as a local office of the Swiss headquarters. Meraxis’ growing customer base in China could previously only be supplied with imports that had to be paid for in US dollars. “Our new Chinese company now enables us to conduct trade with Chinese partners in local currency and continue to grow in China,” Girschik said.
Meraxis China Ltd. will be managed by Rachel Lee, Country Head China, who has been with Meraxis for 15 years. Local sales will initially focus on polypropylene and polyethylene.In addition to expanding its intra-Chinese business, Meraxis China Ltd.’s role as a local sourcing partner will enable Chinese customers to better connect to global material sources, such as those in the U.S., Middle East or Europe. With its worldwide partner network, Meraxis also supports the global sales of Chinese manufacturers. At the same time, customers outside China will have better access to Chinese sources.
The new company has already started work and began trading with local partners. Numerous orders have already been received, so regular deliveries to Chinese warehouses have already begun.
About the Meraxis Group
With a sales of over EUR 2 billion, Meraxis is one of the leading international distributors of polymer-related solutions. The Swiss trading group offers their customers tailor-made solutions for each requirement in the polymer value chain thanks to their worldwide logistics network and access to global polymer markets. The full-service provider combines many years of experience in global trading and the development and processing of polymers as well as sound material and product knowledge of the polymer converting industry. Meraxis supplies companies from all industrial sectors – from the automotive and construction industries to packaging companies.
The product portfolio of the company, located in Muri bei Bern (CH), includes classic polymers (PE, PP, PET, PVC), engineered and high-temperature thermoplastics, masterbatches, additives plasticizers, coating and printing inks and recycled materials. Trade parts and components (e.g. metail, foils, electrical) as well as machines, systems, and tools for various plastic processing technologies, all accompanied by service and consulting related to the required product properties round up the portfolio.
The polymer distributor is committed to driving the continued development of sustainable and innovative polymer-related solutions. With its unique one-stop-shop approach, Meraxis adds customer value by offering complete solutions for prime materials, recyclates, recycling compounds, and digital supply chain services.