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Corporate Presentation

THE BROSTE GROUP

11-09-06
October 2004

CORPORATE PRESENTATION

Brøste Group
• North European distribution company with nearly a century of experience – established in 1915

• Group turnover exceeding EUR 130 mill
• A flexible and dedicated organisation with 135 employees of which 50 are employed in our subsidiaries • Subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the Baltic States and UK • In house expertise in product and application knowhow • ISO 9001:2000 certified, Responsible Care and ESAD • Part of the Azelis Group since July 2005
October 2004

CORPORATE PRESENTATION The Azelis Group Azelis was formed in August 2001 with the objective of setting up a panEuropean distribution group. Their strategy is to achieve this through acquiring go-ahead chemical and food ingredient distribution companies that are already successful in their own right. providing them with the means to grow in their own geographic region and to take advantage of the synergies of being part of a larger group. The group has a turnover of € 850 million and companies in more than 20 countries and include the following companies: Italy Spain France Germany Benelux UK & Ireland Nordic Central/East Europe October 2004 .

suppliers and employees as the leading distribution company of industrial raw materials and food ingredients in the North European market Mission: We will actively pursue growth in revenues and profits by being the preferred partner for our customers and suppliers through excellent operating performance in every respect Strategy: • Satisfy the needs of our customers more fully than our competitors • Strive to be the low-cost provider from procurement to sale and distribution • Develop a corporate culture and working environment that encourages people to make decisions and act independently in support of the company's mission and financial objectives • Provide technical expertise and application know-how. Mission & Strategy Vision: To be recognised by customers.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Vision. making us unique amongst suppliers serving the industrial market’s October 2004 .

agri.and horticulture Raw materials for the plastic. coating.CORPORATE PRESENTATION 4 Business Units Performance Chemicals Speciality Chemicals Food & Health Care Salt Organic & inorganic chemicals. ink and construction industries Raw materials and additives for the food & health care industries De-icing salt. adhesives. rubber. October 2004 . Food grade and industrial salt. Chemicals for personal care.

including agency business: Food & Healthcare 19% Salt 25% Speciality Chemicals 32% Performance Chemicals 24% October 2004 .CORPORATE PRESENTATION Brøste Profile Percent of Turnover 2006 Turnover EUR 130 million.

CORPORATE PRESENTATION Brøste Profile The Brøste Group 2005-06 Turnover EUR 130 million. including agency business: DK 47% UK 7% FI 13% Export Baltic 6% 1% S 14% PL 5% N 7% October 2004 .

Water Softening . Flemming Hartz Senior Business Manager Agri/Horti Søren M.Roadmarking .Food Aid .Agriculture .Public Winter .Food Processing .Ready Meals . Fish & Poultry .Snacks .Cosmetics .05.Lubricant Industries .Maintance .Manager 08. .Dairy & Fruit prep.Feed Stuff .Functional Food .Oleo Chemicals .Coating & Ink .Horticulture .Wire & Cable .Rubber .Construction .China Chemicals .Industrial Winter . Andersen Business Manager Finance Steffen Kristensen Financial Director Marianne S.07/MLA Big enough to do the job.Infrastructure Søren Søndergaard IT-Manager Logistics Ove Jensen Logistic Manager Brøste SIA Latvia .Fertilizer De-Icing Salt Per Nygaard Senior Business Manager Ove Jensen Bröste OY Finland Kasper Jalander . Flemming Hartz Senior Business Manager Performance Chem. Schrøder CEO The Broste Group Pia Bettina Vendelbo PA Subsidiaries Salt Per Nygaard Senior Business Manager Food & Health Claus Skovdal/ Peter Henriksen Senior Business Managers Speciality Chem.Chemical Processing . Laurids Sørensen Senior Business Manager Corporate Services Brøste A/S Denmark Jens U. . small enough to care October 2004 .Glass & Ceramics . Food Diane Burgess Technichal & NBD .Flavour Houses .Confectionary .Meat.Medical .Packaging .Bakery .House Holds . Nygren Bröste AB Sweden Brøste AS Norway .Ingredient Industry .Nurseries .Food Supplements .Pharmaceuticals .Oilrefining & mgt.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Brøste Profile Jens U.Home Care Chemical Industries Laurids Sørensen Senior Business Manager Human Resources Ove Jensen HR-Manager Q&E Birthe Oldenborg Q & E -Manager Brøste SA Poland Bettina Polak . Schrøder Food Grade Salt Per Nygaard Senior Business Manager General Food Claus Skovdal Senior Business Manager Advanced Chem. replacement) Technical Dept.Adheasives .Household .Sauces & Dressings Savoury Food Peter Henriksen Senior Business Manager .Cerials .Sauces & Dressings Pharma & Health Care Søren Davidsen Business Manager .Masterbatch .Detergents .House Holds Ove Jensen Andrew Johnson Brøste Ltd.Fruit / Berries .Paper & Pulp Polymers Hans Henrik Wengel Business Manager .Mills .Excipients Marketing Louise Danielsen Marketing Manager (Maternity leave) Marketing Marie-Louise Aafod (Maternity l. UK .Beverage .Farming Personal Care Klaus Mikkelsen Business Manager IT.

Oleo chemicals Excipients October 2004 .CORPORATE PRESENTATION SBU’s – Performance Chemicals Agri / Horti Chemical Industries Personal Care Horticulture Agriculture Nurseries Fruit / Berries Farming Oil Refining Fuel Marketing Lubricants Glass / Ceramics Chemical Process China Chemicals Cosmetics Detergents & Clean.

competitiveness and ontime delivery .Supplying advanced technical support and know-how .Marketing branded products of high quality with added value .Securing product availability.Be your ‘service partner’ of choice . worldwide known market leaders .Representing serious.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Strategy – Performance Chemicals .An enthusiastic and positive organization with focus on development October 2004 .Creating partnership for mutual benefit in selected market-segments .

soluble fertilizers Raw materials for OEM.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Product Range – Performance Chemicals Water . Feed Additives Surfactants Cosmetic ingredients Consistency factors Cremebasis Emulsifiers Cosmetics Fragrances Thickeners Agri & Horti Fatty acids Surfactants Phosphates Fragrances Soda ash Sulphates Bulk Chemicals Cleaning/ Detergents Industrial Chemicals Organic Chemicals Inorganic Chemicals Refinery Additives Marketing Packages Lubricant Base Stocks Emulsifiers Biocides Water Treatment Oleo Chemicals Antioxidants Fatty acids Fatty alcohols Emulsifiers Glycerine Methyl esters Lipids October 2004 .

Paul Lohmann DuPont Erachem/Sedema October 2004 .CORPORATE PRESENTATION Principals – Performance Chemicals Products: Micronutrints Cellulose and Synthetic Thickeners Corrosion Inhibitors Fuel Additives PE – Waxdispersions Phosphoric Acid Boric Acid & Borates Gypsums Bentonite & Baryte Surfactants & Cosmetic Raw Material Oleochemicals Base Stocks and Emulisifiers Waxdispersions Magnesium Chloride Magnesium Chloride Fragrances Metal Salts TiO2 ManganeseSulphate/Oxide/Carbonate/Nitrate Principals Akzo Chemicals Aqualon ALM International Associated Octel BIM BK-Giulini Borax BPB Formula CEBO Holland Cognis Care Chemicals Cognis Oleochemicals Cognis Synlubes Technology Cray Valley Dead Sea Works DEUSA International DROM Dr.

Magnisal.Nitrate.MKP. Emulsifiers Pot.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Principals – Principals FMC Grillo Werke Grünau Haifa Chemcials Performance Chemicals K+S Laboratories Serobiologiques Mandops Petrochina international Prayon Tessenderlo Chemie Skanbech SKW Piesteritz Sodawerk Stassfurt Solvay Interox Products: Persulfates Sulfur Derivatives Stabilizers. cosm. and pharma Ammonia & Urea Soda Hydrogen Peroxide October 2004 . CRF and NPK Compounds Epsom Salts Active Ingredients for Cosmetics Phosphites Paraffine Waxes Phosphates Caustic Potash Plastics emb. MAP.

Adhesives Construction Sealants Road Marking Paper & Pulp Rubber Flooring October 2004 .CORPORATE PRESENTATION SBU’s – Speciality Chemicals Polymers Advanced Packaging Building Medical Household Automotive Wire & Cable Eletrical appl. Masterbach Compounding Rubber Paint & Coatings Printing Ink.

CORPORATE PRESENTATION Strategy – Speciality Chemicals .with speciality chemicals within selected market segments .Create an enthusiastic organization where people see new and better opportunities. the Baltic countries . to the benefit of our customers October 2004 .Focus on technical support and efficiency in our business system .Differentiate us from our competitors by being the best partner to fulfil the customers demands and wishes .To be a serious partner for the Nordic market incl.

CORPORATE PRESENTATION Product Range – Rubber chemicals Elastomers Carbon black Speciality Chemicals Additives Fillers Catalysts Resins Flooring Rubber Adheasives Adhesion products Additives Fillers Binders Emulsion Functional Additives Pigments Rubber Chemicals Commodity Polymers Technical Polymers Plastic Road marking Paint & Inks Construction Additives Pigments Biocides Fillers Matting agents Binders Waxes Plasticizers Catalysts Binders Pigments Polymers Additives Fillers Additives Latex Powder Emulsions Thickeners Fillers Gypsum October 2004 .

and Waterbased Binders Lubricants.Waxes.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Principals – Speciality Chemicals Products: TPE compounds Starch Polystyrene. GPPS. MIPS. Additive Masterbatches Solvent. HIPS. Performance Chemicals Resins Polyvinyl Chloride ( PVC Resin ) Silanes October 2004 Principals: Advanced Elastomer Systems Agrana Atofina Aqualon Bakelite Engineering Plastics Bayer BIM BPB Carol Scientific Cognis Functional products Columbian Carbon Constab Polyolefin Additives Cray Valley Degussa Daicolorchem DuPont Eastman European Vinyls Corporation GE Speciality Chemicals . Polymers and Colorants Organic Pigments TiO2 .Waxdispersions Gypsum Wax Compounds Coating & Ink Additives Carbon Black Masterbatches. Specialities Cellulose and Synthetic thickeners Thermoset compounds Iron Oxide PE .

Resins & Film JGP Perrite ABS & Specialty Compounds Leuna Harze Epoxy Resins and Hardeners Leuna Polymers EVA Co. polymers Leuna Miramid Nylon Minerales Girona Fillers Merquinsa TPU compounds Morton/Rohm & Haas Tin Stabilizers & Biocides Nabaltec Flameretardants Premix Conductive. color compounds Resilia/ATO PVC – Compounds & Medical Compounds Rhein Chemie PU/KU and rubber chemicals Rhodia PPMC Construction Additives and Polymers Rhodia PPD Phosphorus Rohm & Haas Stabilizers.Kuraray EVOH .CORPORATE PRESENTATION Principals – Speciality Chemicals Principals: Products: Grace Matting Agents and Colloidal Silica Eval Europe. Lubricants and Biocides Schulke & Mayr Biocides & Preservatives Silberline Aluminium Pigments TVK PE/PP –Resins October 2004 . cleaning.

Desserts & icecream Fruit preparations Infant food Functional Food Bakery. Cereals.CORPORATE PRESENTATION SBU’s – Food & Healthcare Savoury Food General Food Health Care Meat. Mills Food aid Pharmaceuticals Food Supplements October 2004 . Fish & Poultry Ready made Meals & Snacks Flavour Houses Chocolate/ Confectionery Soft Drinks & Beverages Ingredient Industry Dairy.

To focus on functional ingredients and high added value raw materials that improve taste. service and operating performance through a dedication to customers and a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation October 2004 . texture.Food & Healthcare .To achieve exceptional quality.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Strategy . consistency and Nutritional value for food.& pharmaceutical products .To differentiate Brøste from competitors through superior technical expertise and application know-how .

/ Probiotics Vitamins .CORPORATE PRESENTATION Product Range – Food & Healthcare Colours Coatings / waxes Visual agents Chewing gum base Dried/canned Fruits & Vegetables Liquorice Nuts Salt Seeds. herbs & spices Spices Shelf-life Texture Bulk sweeteners / Dextrin's Cultures / Rennet Emulsifiers Fat substitutes Fibres Gelatine Humectants Gums / Hydrocolloids Phosphates Proteins October 2004 Nutrition Amino acids Antioxidants Excipients Enzymes Minerals Nutrients Herbal extracts Pre. Lentils Sugars Yeast Raw materials Appearance Taste Acids Antioxidants Coatings Cultures Preservatives Salt Scansmoke Acidulates Aroma chemicals Cultures Essential oils Flavours / Flavour enhancers Intense sweeteners Seasonings. Beans.

Korea Centroflora. Mate. Vitamins Casinates Yeast. France Prayon. USA Cognis. China Biocatalysts Overseal. Brazil Cheminova. Belgiun CHS. Aspartame. Denmark Chiquita. nut & dried fruits Enzymes Thaumatin. Germany/Switzerland American Eagle. Germany Dena. Acerola Sorbates Banana products Sunflower kernels Glycerine and derivatives. HiNotes Special Sugars & Trehalose Chitosan. UK Buckton Scott UK Cell Biotech. flavour enhancers Seed.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Principals – Principals: Food & Healthcare Products: Amino acids. Portugal . Israel Farense. UK British Sugar. bread improvers Actilight Fibers Phosphates Liquorice extract Locust bean gum October 2004 Ajinomoto. Ginkgo Biloba Probiotic bacteria Guarana. Belgium F&C Liquorice. Germany DSM Bakery Ingredients Holland Bèghin-Meiji.

Spain Kerry Ingredients. Germany Red Carnation Gums. USA Wright Group. Italy Hercules/Aqualon. Paul Lohmann. green tea Acidulates. Germany Taiyo Kagaku. Japan Tate & Lyle. Germany Mantrose. USA Miquel Junca.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Principals – Principals: Food & Healthcare Products: Gumbase DC Celluloses Gelatine Meat Cultures Minerals Coatings Isomalt Natural Gums Colours Functional ingredients. USA October 2004 . UK Ringe & Kuhlmann. Holland Dr. nutraceuticals Gum Base. Citrates De-heated mustard Visual agents Vitamins. UK/USA Palatinit. Canada Watson Foods. USA/UK UFL.

CORPORATE PRESENTATION SBU’s – Salt De-icing Food Grade & Industrial Public Winter Maintenance Industrial Winter Maintenance House Holds House Hold Bakery Catering Food Processing Water Softening Fertilizer Feed Stuff Hide & Skin Casings October 2004 .

through close relations with customers and suppliers and through mastering of the Supply Chain .Salt .To supply the North European market incl. to the right time and at the right price .To remain and improve our position as one of Europe’s leading salt distributors October 2004 . in the right quantities.To supply the quality needed. the Baltic area with salt .To be the best choice in the market place.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Strategy .

7 Rock Salt Fine Vacuum Salt Coarse Vacuum Salt Expo Salt Tablets Salt Polets Omega Tablets Sea Salt Vacuum Salt French Mediterranien Sea Salt Ibiza Sea Salt Maldon Sea Salt De-icers Strada Road Salt Strada Sea Salt Urea Magnesiumchloride Calciumchloid Clearway CMA Clearway 1 October 2004 . 1 Rock Salt No.CORPORATE PRESENTATION Product Range – Salt Rock Salt No. 0 Rock Salt No. 2 Rock Salt No.

CORPORATE PRESENTATION Principals – Principals: Salt Products: Akzo Nobel Dead Sea Works DEUSA esco Maldon Crystal Salt Salinera Espanola Salins du Midi et Salines des L’est Societe de Sel de Mahammedia Salt Union Salt Salt. Magnesium Chloride Magnesium Chloride Salt Salt Salt Salt Salt Salt October 2004 .

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