In the year 1992 during a meeting of 4 business friends from 4 different countries (Belgium, Holland, Ireland and UK)…a thought emerged…and that was to create a group of independent chemical distribution companies across the world to help and assist each other, and to do business in a unique, open way. Apart from sourcing directly from one another, INDIS members would combine marketing resources to enhance business opportunity, establish new enterprises, and share vital information to the group's benefit.
 

At that time, they simply called themselves as “The Associates”, however in the late nineties, as the group began to expand in size, members agreed to name it “INDIS Associates Worldwide” to give it an International identity.