Orion ranked No. 1 in the prestigious Paint & Pintura Awards in Brazil

HOUSTON – Orion S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a global specialty chemicals company, is honored to be ranked No. 1 in the carbon black category in the 27th Paint & Pintura Awards – widely regarded as the “Oscars” of the coatings industry in Brazil, the company said today.

The award winners are determined by a survey of industry leaders, including producers, distributors, customers and other key players in the coatings world. They fill out a questionnaire that requires them to write in the names of the best companies – not select them from a ballot of candidates.

Orion received 39% percent of the votes in the carbon black category.

Orion colleagues in Sao Paulo with the Paint & Pintura award.
Orion colleagues in Sao Paulo with the Paint & Pintura award. From left to right: João Vilas Boas, sales manager; Simone Fontana Pereira, sales manager; Thomas Ochs, managing director; and Eduardo Belisle, technical sales manager.


“This award is the result of years of work improving our products and service,” said Simone Fontana Pereira, an Orion sales manager in Sao Paulo. “We have restructured and invested a lot in being close to our customers in this important market.”

João Vilas Boas, an Orion sales manager in Sao Paulo, added, “This award primarily represents our strong presence with customers, not only selling carbon black but being a reliable supplier they can count on.”

Paint & Pintura is the leading trade publication covering the paint and coatings industry in Brazil. To participate in the competition, companies are not required to buy advertising or provide any other type of monetary support. The awards are purely based on merit.

About Orion S.A.

Orion S.A. (NYSE: OEC) is a leading global supplier of carbon black, a solid form of carbon produced as powder or pellets. The material is made to customers’ exacting specifications for tires, coatings, ink, batteries, plastics and numerous other specialty, high-performance applications. Carbon black is used to tint, colorize, provide reinforcement, conduct electricity, increase durability, and add UV protection. Orion has innovation centers on three continents and 15 plants worldwide, offering the most diverse variety of production processes in the industry. The company’s corporate lineage goes back more than 160 years to Germany, where it operates the world’s longest-running carbon black plant. Orion is a leading innovator, applying a deep understanding of customers’ needs to deliver sustainable solutions. For more information, please visit orioncarbons.com.

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William Foreman
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