Connell Brothers Named Top Chemical Distributor Once Again by ICIS Chemical Business

July 22, 2011 — Press Releases,
Based on its 2010 sales, CBC was ranked third in Asia and tenth globally

SAN FRANCISCO — July 22, 2011 — Connell Brothers Company (“CBC”), a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and a leading marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, was named by ICIS Chemical Business magazine as one of its Top 100 Chemical Distributors.

“We are pleased to once again introduce the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors – a global listing of companies critical to the chemical supply chain. This is our second year featuring this ranking, and this time, we also break out sales by geographic region,” said ICIS Chemical Business global editor Joseph Chang.

In addition to the global ranking, ICIS broke out regional leaders separately for North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. CBC was ranked third in Asia and tenth globally based on its 2010 sales.  CBC is the only specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor in Asia among the top three named on the list.

“Connell Brothers is pleased to be recognized by ICIS Chemical Business as a leading distributor for the second year in a row,” said Ted Eliot, president of CBC. “Our business has prospered over the last 113 years as a result of providing quality service and solutions tailored to our customers’ needs. We look forward to partnering with our customers and suppliers for continued success and to further expand our global relationships.”

CBC has 36 offices across Asia-Pacific and provides comprehensive services and complete supply chain management. The division caters to a wide variety of industries, distributing industrial chemicals and ingredients to coatings and inks, plastics and rubber, personal and household care, food ingredients, adhesives and sealants, pharma and other industries.

In order to better serve its customers and suppliers, CBC acquired a warehouse in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2010 and obtained a license to operate as a fully licensed distributor in Vietnam in May 2011.

The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking is available for download as a PDF at

About Connell Brothers Company

Connell Brothers Company, based in San Francisco, is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is among the largest international marketers and distributors of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Pacific Rim. With over 100 years in Asia and a keen focus on technical service, customer support and quality control, CBC provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution through its 36 offices located throughout Asia.

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