HORN, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, 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.”