Vopak USA to Join Envera for Buy-side Trading Member Benefits

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Envera

    RICHMOND, Va., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Envera(TM), a leading global
 electronic network for chemical and petrochemical industry B2B transactions
 and services, announced that Vopak USA Inc. has signed a letter of intent to
 become a buy-side trading member.  Vopak USA (formerly Van Waters & Rogers) is
 a leading U.S. chemical distributor.
     Vopak will use the Envera platform to achieve IT system connectivity with
 several of its key trading partners who already have elected to become Envera
 trading members and grow its offering throughout the chemical industry.
 According to Darwin Simpson, president, Vopak USA, "We are impressed with
 Envera's network system, and are anxious to explore the system's potential for
 achieving improved efficiency in our buying relationship with several key
 producer partners."
     "Distribution continues to play an increasingly important role within the
 chemical industry.  As the leading chemical distributor in the U.S., Vopak USA
 is an important supply chain partner for not only Envera members but also the
 entire chemical industry," stated Stan Sutliff, Envera's director of chemical
 industry membership.
     According to Simpson, "We believe Envera will add value to Vopak USA's
 multi-faceted eCommerce strategy which includes connectivity with leading
 eCommerce hubs, direct point-to-point connectivity with major trading
 partners, and our own eCommerce web site for the vast majority of our
 customers."
     Envera is widely recognized as the chemical industry's first marketplace
 enabling ERP to ERP communication of CIDX standard XML transaction documents.
 Vopak's membership in Envera will enhance Envera's service offerings for its
 trading members.
     "We are delighted that Vopak USA is joining Envera, stated Rich Chvala,
 Envera's Chief Marketing Officer.  This further demonstrates the importance
 and benefit of Envera's viral marketing concept of supply chain partners
 becoming Envera members. Envera looks forward to Vopak's global presence as
 Envera expands into Europe and Asia Pacific."
 
     ABOUT ENVERA
     Envera is a trusted e-business solutions provider that improves members'
 supply-chain communications and fosters business growth in the chemical and
 petroleum industries.  Envera's initial equity and trading partners include:
 Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:   ALB); Borden Chemical, Inc; Enron Global Markets
 group of Enron (NYSE:   ENE) Equistar; Ethyl Corporation (NYSE:   EY); Lubrizol
 (NYSE:   LZ); Lyondell Chemical Co. (NYSE:   LYO); Mays Chemical; Occidental
 Chemical Corporation; Phenolchemie; and Solutia (NYSE:   SOI). Visit Envera via
 its Web site at www.envera.com or call 888-ENVERA1.
 
     ABOUT VOPAK
     Vopak USA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Vopak, the world
 leader in chemical distribution and logistics, headquartered in Rotterdam, The
 Netherlands.  The company offers a global network of 72 terminals with a
 capacity of more than 23.4 million cbm, 176 chemical distribution centers, a
 fleet of approximately 250 vessels, more than 3,000 tank containers and the
 services of nearly 9,900 well-trained and experienced employees throughout the
 world.
 
 

SOURCE Envera
    RICHMOND, Va., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Envera(TM), a leading global
 electronic network for chemical and petrochemical industry B2B transactions
 and services, announced that Vopak USA Inc. has signed a letter of intent to
 become a buy-side trading member.  Vopak USA (formerly Van Waters & Rogers) is
 a leading U.S. chemical distributor.
     Vopak will use the Envera platform to achieve IT system connectivity with
 several of its key trading partners who already have elected to become Envera
 trading members and grow its offering throughout the chemical industry.
 According to Darwin Simpson, president, Vopak USA, "We are impressed with
 Envera's network system, and are anxious to explore the system's potential for
 achieving improved efficiency in our buying relationship with several key
 producer partners."
     "Distribution continues to play an increasingly important role within the
 chemical industry.  As the leading chemical distributor in the U.S., Vopak USA
 is an important supply chain partner for not only Envera members but also the
 entire chemical industry," stated Stan Sutliff, Envera's director of chemical
 industry membership.
     According to Simpson, "We believe Envera will add value to Vopak USA's
 multi-faceted eCommerce strategy which includes connectivity with leading
 eCommerce hubs, direct point-to-point connectivity with major trading
 partners, and our own eCommerce web site for the vast majority of our
 customers."
     Envera is widely recognized as the chemical industry's first marketplace
 enabling ERP to ERP communication of CIDX standard XML transaction documents.
 Vopak's membership in Envera will enhance Envera's service offerings for its
 trading members.
     "We are delighted that Vopak USA is joining Envera, stated Rich Chvala,
 Envera's Chief Marketing Officer.  This further demonstrates the importance
 and benefit of Envera's viral marketing concept of supply chain partners
 becoming Envera members. Envera looks forward to Vopak's global presence as
 Envera expands into Europe and Asia Pacific."
 
     ABOUT ENVERA
     Envera is a trusted e-business solutions provider that improves members'
 supply-chain communications and fosters business growth in the chemical and
 petroleum industries.  Envera's initial equity and trading partners include:
 Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:   ALB); Borden Chemical, Inc; Enron Global Markets
 group of Enron (NYSE:   ENE) Equistar; Ethyl Corporation (NYSE:   EY); Lubrizol
 (NYSE:   LZ); Lyondell Chemical Co. (NYSE:   LYO); Mays Chemical; Occidental
 Chemical Corporation; Phenolchemie; and Solutia (NYSE:   SOI). Visit Envera via
 its Web site at www.envera.com or call 888-ENVERA1.
 
     ABOUT VOPAK
     Vopak USA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Vopak, the world
 leader in chemical distribution and logistics, headquartered in Rotterdam, The
 Netherlands.  The company offers a global network of 72 terminals with a
 capacity of more than 23.4 million cbm, 176 chemical distribution centers, a
 fleet of approximately 250 vessels, more than 3,000 tank containers and the
 services of nearly 9,900 well-trained and experienced employees throughout the
 world.
 
 SOURCE  Envera