Business streams

Distribution - What we do

A global resource, locally served

With over 40 years’ experience, Umeco is firmly at the forefront of the European advanced composites distribution market.

We’re specialists in the distribution of materials to the composites industry, setting the standards in our field by bringing a wide range of innovative and quality products to our customer base. Bringing fresh energy to established markets – our success depends on working with customers to challenge the status quo.

We boast unrivalled experience in the composite distribution market, meaning you can enjoy a greater choice and a more efficient service…every time.


Delivering value through world-class supply partners

Over the last 35 years we’ve developed a hugely successful business partnership with Ashland Performance Materials, becoming its largest distributor in Europe. As part of this partnership, we’re responsible for the supply of polyester, vinylester, acrylic and phenolic resins, premium gel coats and low-profile additive products.

We’re also a key distributor for Jushi, the largest fibreglass manufacturer in Asia and the world’s leading manufacturer in terms of capacity, technology, investment and economic efficiency. The Jushi Group has assets of over $1billion, more than 10,000 employees and an output of over 900,000 tonnes of fibreglass per year.

Here are just a few more of the global suppliers we partner with:
  • Syrgis
  • Lantor
  • Akpa
  • Chomarat
  • Axel

Delivering value through world-class service

By providing a world-class service, we add real value to our customers’ businesses. Our team of product specialists delivers rapid response and technical expertise across our range of products, whatever and wherever the market.

Delivering value through innovation and technical support

For Umeco, distribution is about delivering innovative solutions as much as it is about delivering products. We aim to bring fresh ideas to the composites market, working with customers, suppliers and our technical teams to develop the products of tomorrow.

Research & Development

Our UK Technology Centre serves as our R&D facility. Staffed by highly trained project engineers, technicians and chemists, the centre provides design, process development, formulation, testing and evaluation services for all Umeco business streams.