JOHANNESBURG, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Nalco Africa (Pty) Ltd. has announced it is implementing a price increase for customers, effective April 2 or as contracts permit. Increases will average from 12 to 16 percent.
"We have faced significant raw material cost increases and some raw material availability shortages," said Paul Voorhout, Managing Director, Nalco Africa. "We need to increase our prices as our costs increase. That allows us to continue to invest in research, manufacturing process improvements and development of our field engineers to enhance the sustainable solutions we provide and the value we create for our customers."
Nalco's sales engineers and key account managers will discuss the particular impacts of these increases with individual customers.
About Nalco Africa
Nalco Africa, located in Johannesburg, provides industrial water and process treatments to various industries in southern and eastern Africa including food and beverage, chemicals, steel, light and medium manufacturing, petrochemicals, mining and mineral processing, refining, automotive, power generation and pulp and papermaking. Nalco Africa is a joint venture of Nalco Holding Company (NYSE: NLC) of the United States and Protea Chemicals of South Africa, a division of the Omnia Group.
SOURCE Nalco Africa