M. Holland Completes Formation of Mexico Venture

July 31, 2015 • Posted in News

Northbrook, IL – M. Holland Company, a leading North American distributor of thermoplastic resin, today announced that it completed the formation of its new affiliate in Mexico, to be called M. Holland Latinoamerica, S.de R.L. de C.V. The business is a partnership between M. Holland and leading plastics and chemicals distributor Grupo Solquim of Mexico City.

Ed Holland, M. Holland President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “M. Holland Latinoamerica will be the platform for our aggressive growth plans in Mexico and Latin America. This expansion is in strategic alignment with the needs of our suppliers and gives us more solutions to bring to existing and new customers.”

As previously reported, the partnership comprises assets contributed by both partners, including Grupo Solquim’s polymer sales and distribution capabilities. The new company opens with nearly 500 customers and a solid infrastructure that includes commercial reach throughout Mexico, all supported by warehousing, bagging lines, rail terminals, pulverizing equipment and feet of bulk and packaged delivery trucks.

M. Holland Latinoamerica is led by Patricio Lebrija, Director General, and Francisco Xavier Lebrija, Director of Operations. Both are long-time executives of Grupo Solquim.

For more than 60 years, M. Holland has been the leading family-owned distributor of the highest quality application-specific plastic resin, with strategically placed warehouses, packaging and bulk terminal locations across North America. The Company serves about 3,000 customers supplying over a billion pounds of resin annually sourced from premier resin producers in the world.

Family-owned Grupo Solquim was founded by Mr. Javier Lebrija Vazquez Gomez 45 years ago and has grown into one of Mexico’s leading distributors of solvents and polymers. The company’s headquarters and main facilities are in Mexico City, where it maintains warehousing, break bulk terminals, gagging lines and resin pulverizing capabilities to serve nearly 500 customers throughout Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean.

Suky Lawlor
Marketing Manager, M. Holland Company

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