Protea Chemicals The Chemicals division's main business, Protea Chemicals is a long-established and well-known manufacturer and distributor of specialty, functional and effect chemicals and polymers.
It has a significant presence in every sector of the broader chemicals distribution market, throughout southern and East Africa, Protea Chemicals represents many leading domestic and international chemical producers, providing cost-efficient and effective distribution channel for their products into the African market. Protea Chemicals continues to be rated as the largest chemical distributor in Africa by the respected industry journal, ICIS Chemical Business. Subsidiary business, Zetachem, manufactures and distributes chemicals for the treatment of water to render it potable, a function mostly undertaken through municipalities.
The division creates value for its investors and employees by sourcing and selling a wide range of chemicals to the broader manufacturing and allied industries. It leverages its long-standing relationships with leading global chemical companies to recommend and provide the specific chemicals required by manufacturers throughout industry. It maintains its ability to create value by acting as a vital advisory and distribution link between suppliers and customers. Key elements of value for our customers include the broad basket of products available from our warehouses in conveniently-located distribution centres, short product-delivery times, health, safety and environmental compliance, knowledgeable service staff, and competitive product pricing.