Chemetall receives award from Toyota South Africa Motors

(BATON ROUGE, La., New Providence, NJ, Frankfurt a.M., Germany) April 28, 2016 – Chemetall South Africa, part of the Chemetall group, a leading global surface treatment supplier and division of Albemarle Corporation, has been recognized by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) for excellence as a supplier.

Chemetall SA has received the award in the Material & Facilities (M&F) category during the annual Toyota Supplier of the Year award ceremony. “This is a magnificent and proud achievement for our company and bears testament to the great dedication of our colleagues to one of our key customers in South Africa”, says Paul Venter, Sales Director Chemetall SA and adds “Toyota’s recognition is very important to us and reinforces our commitment to deliver the best possible performances in all areas.”

Over the past 25 years, Chemetall South Africa and Toyota South Africa Motors have established an extensive and excellent business relationship. The surface treatment company supplies pretreatment technologies to both of TSAM's body lines in South Africa, PVC and wax products as well as numerous other chemicals used for general cleaning and maintenance. TSAM is an integral part of the global Toyota organization, and produces approximately 130,000 Corolla and Hilux models for local and export markets.


Chemetall SA receives supplier award by Toyota SA

About Albemarle

Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a premier specialty chemicals company with leading positions in attractive end markets around the world. With a broad customer reach and diverse end markets, Albemarle develops, manufactures and markets technologically advanced and high value added products, including lithium and lithium compounds, bromine and bromine derivatives, catalysts and surface treatment chemistries used in a wide range of applications including consumer electronics, flame retardants, metal processing, plastics, contemporary and alternative transportation vehicles, refining, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction and custom chemistry services. Albemarle is focused on delivering differentiated, performance-based technologies that deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Albemarle employs approximately 6,900 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle regularly posts information to, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings and other information regarding Albemarle, its businesses and the markets it serves.

Chemetall Surface Treatment, a global business unit of Albemarle Corporation, is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals with a focus on processes for the surface treatment of metals and plastics. To learn more, visit

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Albemarle Media:
Ashley Mendoza, (225) 388-7137,

North America:
Julia Murray
VP Global Marketing Communications
Phone: +1 908 508 2107
Chemetall US, Inc.
675 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974

Europe, South America, South Africa
Sandra Zirm
Global Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: +49 69 7165 2308
Chemetall GmbH
Trakehner Str. 3
D-60487 Frankfurt a. Main

Asia Pacific
Maggie Zhou
Global Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: +86 21 581 209 296 105
Shanghai Chemetall Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Building 6, Sun Science & Technology Park,
Lane 339 Shengxia Road, Pudong new Area
201210 Shanghai




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Chemetall South Africa has been recognized by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) for excellence as a supplier.

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