Goodfellow, a leading supplier of metals and materials for research and industry, has signed a worldwide marketing and distribution agreement for its range of materials with Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a leading life sciences and high technology company.
Through the Aldrich Materials Science Initiative, the agreement signed today extends the availability of 10,000 Goodfellow SKUs, including pure metals, alloys, ceramics and polymers. This range will grow over the coming months to include the full list of 70,000 references in the Goodfellow catalog, some of which are exclusive to the company. Goodfellow products will also remain available directly from Goodfellow and its existing partners, and Goodfellow will continue to offer technical consulting and support services to all customers.
Stephen Aldersley, Chairman and CEO of Goodfellow, sees this new relationship with Sigma-Aldrich as a development opportunity for the Research sector. " Sigma-Aldrich is the leading international supplier of materials to the research market. With a presence in 40 countries, Sigma-Aldrich is able to offer researchers worldwide access to our product range. Optimizing the availability of our metals, alloys, ceramics and materials around the world can offer major research sectors the opportunity for continued growth.. " Highlighting Sigma-Aldrich's global involvement in all science that improves quality of life, Bryce P. Nelson, Head of Aldrich Materials Science, says: " The addition of the Goodfellow range expands the already well-established family of products for engineers and materials scientists, and further encourages scientific innovation. ". Under the terms of the agreement, Aldrich Materials Science will now market and distribute Goodfellow's materials in most geographical areas of the world. All products will be available worldwide from April 2015.