The decision to sell products on CheMondis and PINPOOLS was the result of an intense selection process. “We’ve looked at a lot of online marketplaces in recent weeks,” says Axel Schmidt, Chief Digital Officer for Customers, whose responsibilities include developing digital business models at WACKER. “We were especially looking for platforms that would complement our existing sales activities as effectively as possible and would help us reach out to new customers and markets.” The two startups ultimately made the most convincing offers. “The collaboration we’ve begun with CheMondis and PINPOOLS is another building block in our strategy of testing and opening up new sales channels for our products”, Schmidt adds.
CheMondis (www.chemondis.com), a startup founded by the Lanxess specialty chemicals company, and PINPOOLS (www.pinpools.com), introduced in 2016, are Europe’s leading B2B marketplaces for chemicals. CheMondis is now used by 650 companies from all over Europe to sell more than 7,500 products. “WACKER’s listing on CheModis is another powerful signal that customer-friendly technology is going to succeed on the market”, emphasizes CheMondis Managing Director Sebastian Brenner. “We are looking forward to collaborating and to growing our existing network even further with WACKER.”
PINPOOLS currently hosts 500 active buyers and vendors. The marketplace serves as a trading platform for more than 5000 products with a focus on paint & coatings, construction and the food and animal feed industry. “We are very happy to provide another prestigious company like WACKER with direct access to new customers”, says PINPOOLS CEO Alexander Lakemeyer.