Specialists chemicals firm Biesterfeld Group has established Performance Rubber GmbH, which commenced operations on 1 July 2016. The new division combines all international business activities of the rubber processing industry. The aim is to further develop the rubber business strategically, while strengthening the Group’s role as a leading European distributor in this industrial segment.
Sascha Hennig and Peter Wilkes are managing the business which is expected to achieves sales of around 50 million euros a year. In addition Peter Wilkes will continue to hold his function as managing director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH.
Biesterfeld Performance Rubber will be active in Europe, Latin America and North Africa.
“We offer a global distribution network for rubber compounds to our customers and suppliers. In doing so we can draw on many years of expertise within the Biesterfeld Group,” stated Sascha Hennig. “We will focus on further expanding cooperation with international market leaders and are able to leverage synergies within the Biesterfeld Group to the benefit of our suppliers and customers.”
Peter Wilkes added: “Our focus is on the distribution of synthetic rubber compounds, of high-quality silicone and fluorosilicone rubbers, carbon black and additives. The current rubber portfolio will be complemented by high performance polymers and additives.”