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HELM Proman Methanol (HPM) relaunches global methanol marketing business under new brand Valenz

HELM Proman Methanol (HPM) a market leader in global methanol supply solutions and part of the HELM group of companies, relaunches their worldwide marketing activities under the new brand name ‘Valenz.’

Janneke Menzel

Janneke Menzel

Manager External Communication


Lina Ebel

Lina Ebel

Corporate Communications Manager


6 June 2023, Wollerau, Switzerland

In response to the rise in demand for methanol and its growing potential as a cleaner fuel in a lower-emission world, Valenz brings together the international marketing networks of its founding partners to create a global leader in the methanol marketing industry focused on growing the market for methanol as a versatile solution for customers and partners striving for a more sustainable future. 

Valenz is derived from the word “valence” which has several layers of meaning. The etymology of the word means strength, capacity, and value. More specifically, valence refers to the combining potential of molecules. Valenz is a reflection of the potential, energy, and capacity of the bonds formed between the Valenz team across the globe and between Valenz and its customers.

“This is a dynamic and exciting time to be in the methanol industry due to the growth of the alternative fuels market,” says Anita Gajadhar, Managing Director of Valenz, and Executive Director of Marketing, Logistics and Shipping at Proman. “Widely available low-emission methanol from natural gas can be blended with increasing quantities of low-carbon and green methanol to offer a versatile and futureproof pathway to decarbonising a range of industries. As such, this is the perfect time to launch our new global marketing brand, and our commitment to being innovative and responsive to our customers’ needs is stronger than ever.”

Peter Harders, Global Director Operations & Strategic Development at Valenz, adds: “Valenz combines global reach with flexibility, insight and expertise to generate additional value for our customers by unlocking full value chain efficiencies. We remain committed to delivering exceptional customer service drawing on our deep-rooted experience in methanol marketing and logistics to guide customers with confidence at every turn.”

Further information can be found on the new Valenz website www.valenzgroup.com.

About Valenz
Valenz is a market leader in methanol supply solutions, headquartered in Wollerau, Switzerland with two further principal offices in Houston, USA and Singapore. It provides comprehensive methanol logistics and marketing solutions – unlocking efficiencies so customers can focus on what they do best. Bringing together regional leaders in the European, Asian and American markets, Valenz has forged strategic partnerships across the globe, making us uniquely positioned to meet customers’ needs.
Valenz is a joint venture between the industry leaders and long-term partners HELM AG and Proman AG.

About HELM
HELM is a Hamburg, Germany, based family-owned company established in 1900. HELM is one of the world’s largest chemicals marketing companies and committed to providing solutions to its partners worldwide that support a successful transformation to a sustainable economy and society. The company secures access to the world’s key markets through its specific regional knowledge and its multinational presence. As a multifunctional marketing organization HELM is active in the chemicals industry, in the crop protection industry, in pharmaceuticals and in the fertilizer industry.