Press release
Personal Care
December 3, 2015

New contract distributor for Evonik cosmetic products in the Andean region

Starting in December 2015, Evonik will be cooperating with a new contract distributor for its cosmetic products and services in the Andean region. The Colombian chemical company Disan will take over support services for regional customers and key accounts in Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, representing the full portfolio of the Personal Care Business Line of Evonik with the exception of silicones.

The Andean region, and particularly Colombia, plays an important role in the Latin American personal care market. Evonik entered into the new business alliance to strengthen its relationships with key accounts in the region. "The cooperation with Disan will also boost our most recent investment in the Region, the new production facility for high-quality ingredients for the consumer goods and cosmetics industry in Brazil," said Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, head of the Personal Care Business Line at Evonik.

About Nutrition & Care

The Nutrition & Care segment is led by Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and contributes to fulfilling basic human needs. That includes applications for everyday consumer goods as well as animal nutrition and health care. This segment employed about 7,000 employees, and generated sales of around €4.2 billion in 2014.


About Evonik
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, operating in the Nutrition & Care, Resource Efficiency and Performance Materials segments. The company benefits from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. In 2014 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €12.9 billion.

About Disan

Disan is a Colombian chemical corporation established in 1976, which is active in a number of industry sectors, including body care, household and cleaning, pharmaceuticals, animal feed, mining, coatings and construction, food and beverage as well as oil and gas. In 2014, the company generated sales of around USD 176 million with approx. 300 employees. Disan maintains sales offices and R&D laboratories to support regional customers in five different countries (Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico and Peru).


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