ChemSpec, Ltd. Opens Mexican Subsidiary

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO—CHEMSPEC, LTD., a member of the SAFIC-ALCAN GROUP family of companies, is excited to announce that it has formed a subsidiary that will service the Mexican industrial manufacturing sector. CHEMSPEC MEXICO S. DE RL DE C.V. will be based out of Mexico City, and will provide sales and technical support to the rubber compounding industry, such as tire and technical rubber production, while also supporting the other Mexican “C.A.S.E.” (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomer, and Plastics) market segments.   ChemSpec México will offer, throughout all regions of Mexico, a large portion of its current Performance Products’ portfolio of specialty and commodity chemical additives and specialty polymers.

ChemSpec President, Dave Moreland, had this to say about the move:

“This move aligns with Safic-Alcan’s overall strategy of growing its presence across the NAFTA Region.  Further, ChemSpec has always done its best to follow market trends so that we can better service our customer-base.  Over the past several years, many manufacturing companies of various sorts have opened-up production locations in regions throughout northern and central Mexico, and in turn, more and more of our customers have asked us to support their Mexican operations.  I think by creating a Mexican business entity, which allows us more flexibility logistically, while also having employees ‘on the ground,’ better enables ChemSpec to support our Mexico-based customers, and at the same time, will help continue to grow our business.”  

ChemSpec, in order to support this new office, simultaneously hired its first employee: Manuel Cortés, who will be ChemSpec México’s Sales & Marketing Manager.  Manuel comes to ChemSpec with a depth of experience in rubber and other forms of industrial compounding production.  Manuel has both an undergraduate and graduate degree in Chemical Engineering, and he has also worked in and around polymer testing, production, and in sales for over twenty years.  He has worked as a laboratory technician, in operations and quality for an international tire manufacturer, and most recently for the past several years, worked as a vendor to the rubber and plastic manufacturing market.  Manuel is fluent in both Spanish and English.

For more on ChemSpec’s new operation in Mexico or the products it is selling into that region, feel free to reach-out to Manuel via e-mail ( or telephone (52-55-3259-3358), or you may also visit our website at   

ChemSpec, Ltd., an Ohio, USA Company, is a specialty and commodity chemical distributor that sales its products across North America, and is a subsidiary of Paris-based specialty chemical distributor, Safic-Alcan Group.  ChemSpec has two divisions: a Performance Products Division, which supports the C.A.S.E. industrial manufacturing sector, and a Cosmetic Ingredients Division.