The Biesterfeld Group is further expanding its competence in the provision of expert advice in its plastics business division by establishing a team of international Global Segment Experts. The leading distributor of plastics and additives is active in the Mobility, Household & Consumer Goods, Pharma & Healthcare, Electric, Electronic & Energy, Packaging, Coatings & Construction and Industrial Markets & Synthesis segments. For each segment there will be an expert who identifies and consolidates relevant trends and innovation drivers and makes them accessible to the global organisation.
The team will be led by Jens Schürmann, manager of Segment Marketing and Technical Solutions, who explains: "In all segments, megatrends such as digitalisation and the pursuit of sustainability are bringing about transformative, sometimes even disruptive, change. In the mobility sector, for example, trends such as the electrification of the powertrain and new forms of micro mobility are everywhere. We are seeing developments like these in all our segments, and they are changing the markets and at the same time the requirements that materials are required to satisfy. Our Global Segment Experts know their industries inside out. They will advise the global management team, business and product managers, technical teams and sales teams and provide joint recommendations on strategic orientation, for example of the ongoing development of the portfolio. This will add genuine value, not only for us but also for our partners and customers."
"The establishment of our Global Segment Experts teams is an important milestone on the road to consolidating our considerable expertise and making it more easily accessible to all business units in our international organisation," adds Carsten Harms, spokesperson for Biesterfeld Plastic and member of the Executive Board of the Biesterfeld Group. "This move will also enable us to enhance the interconnections within our now global organisation on an additional, segment-specific level."
About Biesterfeld Plastic:
Biesterfeld Plastic is a leading global distributor in the plastics industry with long-term sales partnerships in 50 countries. Leading global manufacturers such as DuPont, Celanese, ExxonMobil, INEOS, BASF, Solvay, CHIMEI and LG Chem rely on the long-term partnership with Biesterfeld Plastic and have accompanied their growth for many decades globally.
Biesterfeld Plastic is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been operating as a trading and service company for more than 115 years. The Group is one of the leading companies in the chemical and plastics distribution sector with locations worldwide in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. The family-owned company relies on continued growth in its four business units Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Performance Rubber, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld International.