2018-07-10 Burlington, Ontario – NEWS RELEASE
Mr. Ian McLeod of VANCHEM Performance Chemicals reports
CALVARY INDUSTRIES, INC. APPOINTS VANCHEM PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AS EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN DISTRIBUTOR FOR ADVANTECH ZIRCONIUM PRETREATMENT
Vanchem Performance Chemicals (“Vanchem”) is pleased to announce its recent approval as Calvary Industries Inc. (“Calvary”) exclusive Canadian distributor for its proprietary ‘phosphate-free’ ADVANTECH Zirconium Pretreatment line.
This latest appointment came at a time when both parties were seeking new opportunities to expand their business with different partners and Vanchem Senior Vice President, Ian McLeod stated “From our perspective, acquiring a new line of ‘phosphate-free’ pre-treatments is an excellent fit within our current product line and helps fulfil the mandate of our GREEN Strategic Plan. We agreed to begin this exciting new journey, recognising that Calvary is a premium brand in the market, with an outstanding reputation”.
The benefits of ‘phosphate-free’ ADVANTECH Zirconium Pretreatment are numerous;
• Ambient operational temperature, saving energy costs
• Significantly less sludge than iron and zinc phosphate, allowing for reduced maintenance like frequent washer descales and plugged nozzles
• Increased performance and minimized environmental impact
• Overall chemical savings of approximately 60% after converting from Zinc Phosphate to a Zirconium system
• Exceeding salt spray – 1200 hours B-117 salt spray
McLeod added that “since 2012 phosphate-free ADVANTECH Zirconium Pretreatment is the system a majority of US companies are now well aware of, but we believe ADVANTECH still has tremendous additional potential in other vertical markets here in Canada.”
Calvary’s VP New Business Development, Austin Morelock responded “Vanchem has enjoyed great success over many decades in the Canadian market, with strong expertise in the pretreatment market. With Calvary’s proactive product strategy generating above industry growth in the pretreatment sector both in 2017 and year-to-date, we felt the time was right for a change in our distribution to ensure success across all vertical markets”.
Morelock added, “In looking for a new partner in Canada we were impressed by the professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to the brand shown by the team at Vanchem. This, plus their highly proactive and connected approach to the market, made the choice easy for us. We are thrilled at the prospects of working with Vanchem Performance Chemicals in the years ahead”
VANCHEM is planning a series of marketing activities to promote the ADVANTECH brand to Canadian industry with core messaging speaking to the exceptional Environmental, Regulatory and Economic benefits that ADVANTECH delivers while additionally focusing on Calvary’s proud history, technology and philosophy.
About VANCHEM Performance Chemicals
VANCHEM was originally established in 1935 as Van Camp Chemicals and has long been one of the leading companies in the Canadian specialty chemicals industry and is a custom manufacturer and representative of many major brands in the region. VANCHEM is a green steward of the environment and has been a chrome free facility for more than twenty years and recently upgraded to the new ISO 9001: 2015 quality registration.
About CALVARY Industries, Inc.
Calvary was founded in 1983 as a chemical compounding supplier and manufacturer. Since then the company has expanded to three manufacturing facilities and over 300,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. The North American technical sales team is supported by an experienced production staff as well as chemists with fully equipped laboratories. While maintaining ISO 9001: 2008 quality registration, Calvary provides excellent in-plant service, unsurpassed blending expertise and exceptional production capability, while maintaining a total quality program throughout all processes.