The Performance Rubber Business Unit of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH integrates Kuettner GmbH and continues to grow accross Europe

The Performance Rubber Business Unit of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH integrates Kuettner GmbH and continues to grow accross Europe

Synergy effects connected with the integration of Küttner GmbH in Biesterfeld Plastic are speeding up the continuous expansion of the Performance Rubber Business Unit throughout Europe.
In the future Küttner will act as an independent business segment within Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH.

Since the acquisition of Küttner GmbH by Biesterfeld in January 2013 there has been a continuous expansion of the existing product portfolio of the Performance Rubber Business Unit, which now generates a turnover of more than EUR 30 million throughout Europe.

In the future, Küttner’s sales team will mainly focus on the rubber processing market segments and wire & cable extrusion -, whilst the Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH sales team will concentrate its efforts on the distribution of plastic materials.

Sascha Hennig, Manager of the European Business Unit, Performance Rubber and of the Römerberg location comments: “From our base in Römerberg we will be pressing ahead with the extension of our Performance Rubber activities throughout Europe, which have already made a successful start with the purchase of the business activities of the French Company SMPC (Spécialités et Matières Premières du Caoutchouc) S.A. three years ago".

The successful integration of products from Küttner GmbH and SMPC S.A.’s suppliers into the existing portfolio of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH has resulted in a complete range of rubber polymers and elastomers across Europe.

The current partners of Biesterfeld Plastic’s Performance Rubber Business Unit include Exxon Mobil, Cabot Corporation, LG Chemical, Chi Mei, INEOS, Masteradditives, Stephenson and Dow Corning.

Thanks to potential synergies in purchasing, warehousing and logistics, operational and administrative processes will be optimised to the advantage of both customers and suppliers.

Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Biesterfeld AG, is a leading distributor for the European Plastic and Rubber Industry, with long-established distribution partnerships in a total of 42 countries. Major plastics producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chevron Phillips, Styrolution, Chi Mei and LG Chem have trust in the efficient services offered by Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH and have benefited from growth over a period of many years.

Biesterfeld AG is the strategic holding company of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trading and services company for more than 100 years. The group is one of the leading business enterprises in the field of chemicals and plastics distribution with more than 50 locations world-wide in Germany, Europe, North and South America and also Asia. The family-owned group will continue in the future in its strategy of continuous profitable growth of its three business divisions Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld International.

Should you have any further questions, please contact:

Silke Janßen

Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH

Tel: +49 (0) 40 / 32008-496

Ferdinandstraße 41

Fax: +49 (0) 40 / 32008-461

20095 Hamburg





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