For more than 40 years GEOTECH has been developing, producing and shipping 'special effect' pigments such as mother-of-pearl, metallic and glitter. In the late 70s, founder Theo Polman started selling natural pearlescent pigments made from fish scales. After working with an American producer of pearlescent pigments, his son Coert Polman founded GEOTECH in 1984 and added glitters to their range of products. The family business is now run by the third generation and GEOTECH has a worldwide sales network with its own offices in France and Turkey.
Glitters in cosmetics
GEOTECH, based in Haarlem, introduced glitters in the cosmetics industry in the 1990s. Well-known brands such as L'Oréal, The Body Shop and MAC Cosmetics work with GEOTECH pigments. Nowadays mother-of-pearl pigments and glitter are also used in a large number of other end-use products such as wall paint, wallpaper, cast floors, greeting cards and car paints. GEOTECH's customers are all over the world, from Brazil to South Korea and from South Africa to the USA. And when you see a sparkly Porsche stepping on it in Dubai, you know that the glitter comes from GEOTECH!
Easy shipping with MyDHL+
Every day many parcels leave their warehouse in the Waarderpolder in Haarlem. Logistics Manager Vincent Geeven says: "A few months ago we started working with DHL Express and it is a world of difference. With our previous carrier we were not kept informed and if a package was missing, we had to find out for ourselves. That caused irritation with us but also with our customers. With MyDHL+ we always know exactly where our shipments are located. We proactively receive a notification when for example Customs needs more information about the address of the recipient. It means we can also quickly inform our customer. We also like that we immediately get a clear overview of the rates and transit times in MyDHL +; there's no more need to look up price lists. We also include our customs invoices online via MyDHL+, so nothing can get lost. But what we like the most about MyDHL+ is that it always works!"
Faster Customs clearance
Customs invoices GEOTECH sends online -instead of on paper- with DHL's Paperless Trade. This option is also available in MyDHL +, where you simply choose 'digital customs invoice'. Not only does this save GEOTECH a lot of time and printing costs, it also promotes fast clearance at Customs. "To complete it, we have purchased a label printer. And the label stickers we order free of charge at DHL Express. No more printing of A4 pages, simply sticking the labels on is much faster. This frees up a lot of time to focus on the most important thing: our business!", says Vincent Geeven.