Kazakhstan - September 20, 2012
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) announced today that Dow Europe GmbH has opened a representation office in Astana, Kazakhstan. The new office will help the Company sustain its business growth and help to explore new business opportunities in the emerging market of Kazakhstan.
"Kazakhstan is a strategic country for Dow. We will enhance our ability to contribute to the national agenda of diversifying the economy and to accelerate our business growth, through a more direct relationship with our customers and through our industry presence and technological know-how," said Oksana Pilatova, general manager of Dow in Russia and CIS. "We are committed to further developing closer relationships with Kazakh companies, while significantly accelerating the development of the chemical industry in the country and to jointly increasing its competitiveness in an international context."
Dow has been an active member of the business community in Kazakhstan for about 15 years offering solutions for oil and gas, mining, water treatment, district heating, agriculture and other market segments. With the expanded local presence in the country, the Company aims to increase its participation in the development of the Kazakh domestic market and enhance customer direct interaction level by supporting strong local relationships with current and new customers.
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