Huntingdon, UK – Goodfellow, a supplier of metals and materials for research and industry, earlier this year signed an agreement with life science and high-technology company Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, to market and distribute Goodfellow’s portfolio of materials worldwide. This agreement has now been extended to cover Canada with immediate effect.
The agreement broadens the availability of more than 10,000 of Goodfellow’s products, including pure metals, alloys, ceramics and polymers, through Sigma-Aldrich’s Aldrich Materials Science initiative. The offer will expand within the coming months to include Goodfellow’s entire portfolio of 70,000 products, many of which are exclusive to Goodfellow.
The company’s products will also continue to be available directly through its Canadian distributor, Delta Scientific in Mississauga, and Goodfellow will continue to provide technical consultation and support to all customers.
Stephen Aldersley, Goodfellow’s managing director, believes that the new relationship with Sigma-Aldrich has the potential to benefit the research community in Canada. “Sigma-Aldrich is the international leader in providing materials to the research market,” he says. “Through its Canadian operation in Oakville, Ontario, Sigma-Aldrich can provide researchers local access to our portfolio of products. Improved availability of metals, alloys, ceramics and materials in general to Canadian researchers can enable continued growth in very important research areas. The first six months of our agreement have proved very positive in other countries, and we now look forward to offering our Canadian customers this choice of sales channels.”
Citing the global commitment of Sigma-Aldrich to enable science that improves the quality of life, Bryce P. Nelson, initiative lead for Aldrich Materials Science, said, “The addition of the Goodfellow portfolio expands Sigma-Aldrich’s already robust family of products for engineers and materials scientists, further promoting scientific innovation.”