LORD Corporation Selects Connell Brothers to Take over Australia and New Zealand Distribution 

Specialty Chemicals Distributor Connell Bros. Co. to Represent Complete Adhesives and Coatings Business 
  
(Sydney, Australia — November 2, 2016) The LORD Corporation (LORD) has announced the transition of its Australia and New Zealand businesses from its wholly-owned subsidiary, LORD Chemical Products (Australia) Ptd. Ltd., to Connell Bros. Co. Australasia Pty Ltd (CBC), effective November 2, 2016. The change enables both LORD and CBC to effectively target growth in the niche adhesives and coatings finished product markets. “It’s wonderful that LORD and CBC will be working together for the benefit of serving our customers better and ensuring sustainable sales of LORD products in Australia,” says Vilas Dhavale, LORD regional director. “We look forward to a rewarding business relationship with CBC and to all the new opportunities that this relationship will bring both parties. 
 
 
LORD is a diversified technical and manufacturing company, providing their customers with innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. Connell Brothers is the largest specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor in Asia Pacific, with a regional platform dedicated to technical service, marketing expertise, supply chain management and customer support. CBC and LORD have a history of successful partnership in multiple countries throughout Asia Pacific. The new setup is assured of sustainable business results through CBC’s well-positioned operations in both Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, the synergy will bring revenue enhancement, cost savings, improved market reach and industry visibility. 
 
 
Graham Brown, the general manager of CBC Australasia, is a strong supporter of the partnership. “The LORD and CBC partnership takes CBC into new markets with new customers,” commented Brown. “LORD has a first-class, strategic adhesives portfolio that we are pleased to represent. This is certainly a very exciting development for CBC in ANZ.” 
 
For more information, contact us at+1 877 ASK LORD (275 5673) or visit us on the web at LORD.com.   
 
 
About Connell Brothers  
Founded in 1898, Connell Brothers, a Wilbur-Ellis-owned company, is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific with a keen focus on technical service, customer support and environment, health, safety and security. Connell Brothers provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing and sales and distribution in 18 countries, with 48 offices located throughout Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.connellbrothers.com 
 
 
About LORD Corporation 
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.lord.com. 
 
 
 
 
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Media Contacts: 
 
 
Connell Bros. Co. Ltd.  
Mandy Weih 
+852.2969.2730 (Hong Kong) 
 
 
LORD Corporation 
Christina Jim, +852 2877 0331  
christina_jim@LORD.com