Philosophy and Strategy


As one of the leading trading companies for plastics, chemicals and rubber, we are operating in a rapidly changing market. In view of the increasing complexity and growing demands, a solution-orientated approach, expert know-how and the long-standing experience of our staff represent the essential key to our success. At the same time, our business objective has not changed in the last 118 years:

We want to succeed in cooperation with our suppliers and customers.

This combined success, along with a focus on simplifying the activities of our suppliers and customers, are the essential characteristics of our activities. It is vital that we consistently work together with our suppliers and customers in a spirit of partnership to create a win-win situation for all concerned: We offer our customers an excellent and individual service as well as expert solutions. Our manufacturers can concentrate on their core competencies. We believe that only by knowing the situation of our producers as well as the needs of the manufacturing industry can we be a good partner to both. Highly satisfied partners are the only way the Biesterfeld Group can continue to evolve and weather the challenges posed by the market and competition.

Our employees are the key to our success.

This is why today more than ever, we rely on a well-qualified workforce and our years of experience. Commitment, passion, know-how and the professional skills of our employees are essential to the success of the Biesterfeld Group.

In their day-to-day activities, our employees are always focused on the fundamental values as well as the Company Code of Conduct.


We clearly focus on our core competencies and, as the Biesterfeld Group, aim to achieve a leading market position as well as sustainable growth in our targeted market segments. We aim to strengthen our strategic positioning primarily by opening up new markets, diversifying our product portfolio and expanding out international activities. In these efforts, we always strive to be the effective interface between suppliers, who want to grow globally, and our locally based customers.

Think globally - act locally

As an international company focussing on Europe and within the context of increasing globalisation, the Biesterfeld Group aims to always provide an excellent and individually-tailored service to their customers. We serve our customers locally, as proximity to our customers and markets are of fundamental importance to us.

Competent contact partners, supported by the know-how of an internationally active company, develop tailor-made solution at all locations.

More than just distribution - we offer solutions and know-how

We aim to be a competent development partner for innovative products and processes who grows along with our customers and suppliers. With the help of our solution-orientated and technology-based expertise, customers can get specific answers to their concrete problems.

Apart from our know-how and long-standing experience this is based on our high quality product portfolio and close cooperation with our customers and suppliers.

Cooperation with customers and suppliers

Our well-balanced supplier and customer portfolio rests on contractual (some of these exclusive) relations with our partners. The careful selection of suppliers and their high quality products is of great importance to the Biesterfeld Group.

The Group sees their mostly long-term supplier relations, exacting quality requirements and services that are individually tailored to customer requirements as the foundation for its success and sustained growth. Effective supply chain management, transparent processes and reporting guarantee a sustainable and cooperative partnership.

The future in our sights, family traditions in our hearts

As an independent, family-owned, capital market-oriented business, we attach great importance on providing our customers, suppliers and employees with an atmosphere of trust along with the continuity of a family business.

Our continued success after 118 years shows that our company philosophy, coupled with experience, know-how and sustained innovative action, is the right way forward for the Biesterfeld Group.