MRO Magazine

BASF Kaolin Names HORN “Global Distributor of the Year”

January 13, 2016
By Business Wire News


HORN, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, today proudly shared its latest accolade, “Global Distributor of the Year” as awarded by BASF Kaolin. By winning the BASF Kaolin “Regional Distributor of the Year” award in the Americas, HORN became a contender for the inaugural global distributor recognition and won the award by unanimous vote.

“Our kaolin distributors are key to our success and deserve a special recognition for their outstanding contribution,” said Jan Jeffries, sales director, BASF Kaolin Americas. “By continually delivering results and displaying transparency throughout the year, HORN was selected among our top kaolin distributors for their achievements.”

HORN’s regional recognition from BASF Kaolin includes the years 2014, 2013, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2001. HORN has been representing BASF Kaolin in the Western U.S. for more than 25 years and has a longstanding partnership with the BASF Corporation for more than 45 years.

“We are humbled and honored to accept this inaugural global recognition from our long-time partners at BASF Kaolin,” said Bob Ahn, president, HORN Industrial Division. “Our partnership continues to flourish and stands the test of time thanks to a commitment to mutual growth and a collaborative effort to serve the industry with innovative solutions and technical excellence.”

About HORN
Established in 1961 as The E.T. HORN Company, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically expert and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., with representation in 11 western states and in the Southwest, its specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units: Coatings and Building Materials, Advanced Materials, Nutraceuticals, Care Elements, FoodTech and Animal Wellness.

For more than 50 years, HORN’s entrepreneurial approach to customer service embraces challenge and opens opportunities to reinvent and improve on traditional business models. HORN ranks in the ICIS Top 20 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders and is an employee-owned/ESOP company. Contact 800-442-HORN or visit for more information.

Ella Pochay, 714-523-8050 ext. 678