CONNELL BROTHERS AWARDED DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT BY GRAMINEX® IN TAIWAN

Taipei, Taiwan, Date -- Connell Brothers (CBC), the largest specialty chemicals and ingredients marketer and distributor in Asia Pacific, announced today that, effective April 1, 2014, it is appointed to manage the sale and distribution of Graminex®’s products in Taiwan, including finished goods and ingredients, such as saw palmetto and cranberry.
 
The U.S.-based Graminex® is the exclusive grower and manufacturer of solvent free Rye Grass Flower Pollen Extract™, and a leader in the international dietary supplement industry.  Their products are sold in more than 44 countries on six continents.  Graminex’s vertically integrated manufacturing ensures quality, consistency and efficacy of their products.  CBC Taiwan will represent Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract active ingredients, as well as the dietary supplements, primarily focusing on the areas of prostate, immunological and women's health support.
 
“We are very excited about the opportunity to market both high quality dietary ingredients and finished products by a leading manufacturer,” said Azita Owlia, vice president, North Asia, Connell Brothers. “Our market is increasingly looking for reliable and high quality dietary products. Our cooperation with Graminex® will strengthen CBC’s nutraceutical portfolio, and is in line with CBC’s strategy of partnering with innovative producers of unique products.”
 
Cynthia May, CEO of Graminex® said, “Connell Brothers has a reputation of unmatched customer service and technical capabilities, including lab testing and product formulation.  I am confident that through their expertise and attention to product safety and quality assurance, they are the right distribution partner for Graminex.”
 
About Connell Brothers
 
Founded in 1895, Connell Brothers is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific with a keen focus on technical service, customer support, and environmental, health, and safety. Connell Brothers provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution in 17 countries and in 37 offices located throughout Asia-Pacific.
 
For more information, please visit www.connellbrothers.com
 
About Graminex®

Graminex® LLC is the leading producer of natural and solvent free pollen extract.  Graminex® manages more than 6,500 acres of farmland in Northwest Ohio to meet its customer’s needs.  On these fields active ingredients are grown for the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, food and skin care industries.  Graminex® markets its own line of dietary supplements, focusing on prostate care, menopausal support, skin care and antioxidant, amino acid and phytosterol maintenance, Partnered with its distributors, Graminex® products are sold in more than 44 countries on six continents.

For further information, please contact Colleen May at 989-797-5502 or by email at bugs@graminex.com. You may also visit www.graminex.com