12 Nov 2014
Lonza Consumer Care to Commence Distribution Relationship with KODA Care

Allendale, NJ, 13 November 2014 - Lonza Consumer Care has authorized KODA Care, a division of KODA Distribution Group, Inc., to serve as Lonza’s exclusive third-party distributor of Hygiene and Personal Care products in designated regions of North America effective 1 December 2014.

KODA Care’s authorization to sell Lonza Hygiene products includes all of Canada, as well as Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. KODA Care’s authorization to sell Lonza Personal Care products includes all of Canada and the states east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States, though Lonza will maintain direct sales of active ingredients in the northeast United States.

"Strategically engaging KODA Care will accelerate Lonza’s Consumer Care growth initiatives," according to Michael DeGennaro, Lonza’s NAFTA Vice-President of Consumer Care. "KODA Care offers our customer base deep technical expertise and a strong focus on service, which makes them an excellent partner. We expect the arrangement to yield strong growth in our base business, as well as an ever-richer developmental pipeline."

KODA Care expressed similar optimism. "Lonza’s market focus is aligned with KODA Care’s strategic vision. This relationship presents an exciting opportunity to continue sustainable revenue growth consistent with our goals and our market positioning," said Hank DeWolf, President of KODA Care.

About KODA Care
KODA Care (DeWolf, Glenn, GMZ Care and Tempo Canada) is the leading network of technical service and market-oriented distributors of specialty chemicals to the Personal Care, Color Cosmetics and HI&I markets in North America, specializing in delivering technologically advanced formulating solutions that are competitively aligned with today’s market trends and tomorrow’s industry forecast.

About Lonza’s Hygiene Business A key part of Lonza’s Consumer Care organization, the Hygiene business offers the broadest portfolio of registered actives, preservatives and formulations for use in disinfectants, sanitizers, and institutional and household cleaning products. This wide range of solutions are used to disinfect and sanitize schools, food processing plants, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, homes and more. More information can be found at www.lonzabiocides.com.

About Lonza Consumer Care – Personal Care
For the Personal Care manufacturer, Lonza Consumer Care is a comprehensive solutions provider that offers cosmetic and personal care customers globally an extensive portfolio of innovative hair and skin care technologies. Headquartered in New Jersey (USA), Lonza Consumer Care is a leading supplier of traditional and non-traditional preservation and protection systems, custom-developed fermentation and biotechnological actives, and cosmeceutical and nutricosmetic products. We also remain the world’s largest supplier of anti-dandruff actives with our Zinc Omadine™ product portfolio. In addition to our expansive product portfolio, Lonza Consumer Care has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of advanced personal care technologies and applications. As the solution provider, our services extend from product development to formulation expertise. Additionally, we offer customized functional innovations including microbial and plant cell fermentation as well as natural products.