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Executive Board member Carsten Harms leaves Biesterfeld at his own request

Carsten Harms, Member of the Executive Board of the Biesterfeld Group and responsible for the Biesterfeld Plastic and Biesterfeld Performance Rubber divisions, will not be renewing his Executive Board contract and is leaving the company at his own request with immediate effect. Peter Wilkes, Executive Board member responsible for the Specialty Chemicals Division, will also assume interim responsibility for the Plastic and…


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Biesterfeld and IFF extend strategic partnership to the Brazilian market

Hamburg, 19th February 2024 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients, and IFF, an industry leading manufacturer in food, beverage, scent, health and biosciences, are expanding their long-term partnership. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is distributing the GENENCARE® bioactives portfolio and the new functional active…


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Biesterfeld and IFF expand strategic partnership to the Turkish market

Hamburg, 1th February 2024 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients, and IFF, an industry leading manufacturer in food, beverage, scent, health and biosciences, are expanding their long-term partnership. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie will distribute the GENENCARE® bioactives portfolio and the new functional…


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Biesterfeld Spezialchemie further expands partnership with Evonik in Eastern Europe

Hamburg, 30th January 2024 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients, is further expanding its long-standing and successful partnership with Evonik. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie has been granted new distribution rights in the following regions: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic,…


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Biesterfeld and Celanese: global expansion and enhanced joint portfolio as of 2024

Hamburg, 19th December 2023 - International distributor Biesterfeld and leading technical plastics manufacturer Celanese are further expanding their collaboration in the new year. The partners have agreed to enhance their joint portfolio and to cooperate to develop new markets. Extended distribution rights in the EMEA region Biesterfeld will continue to hold exclusive distribution rights in most of the EMEA region for the…


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Biesterfeld and AVEBE: Geographical expansion of partnership in the CASE segment

Hamburg, 7th December 2023 - Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of the leading international distributorsof specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients, and AVEBE, a manufacturer of sustainable potato starch products, have further expanded their long-standing partnership. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, a business division of the Biesterfeld Group, now distributes the product range not only in the…


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Biesterfeld plans joint venture in India

Hamburg, 29 November 2023 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, a business division of the Biesterfeld Group, is in the process to establish a joint venture in India together with its long-standing partner Kersi Tangri, owner of Hildose Pharmaspecialties. As a first step the new company Biesterfeld Hildose Speciality Chemicals Pvt. Ltd has now been founded in Mumbai. As part of a capital raise, Biesterfeld will acquire 51% of the…


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Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is strategically expanding its “Technology & Innovation” activities and creating a new global management position

Hamburg, 9 November 2023 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, a business division of the Biesterfeld Group, has been investing in technology and innovation for years now to further develop the services in technical application consulting and expand the innovative portfolio for customers and partners. In a newly created global role, Dr Martin Liebenau, as Global Business Director Technology & Innovation, will now bundle these…


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Sonopress and SK Chemicals agree on cooperation in the field of 100% recycled PET distributed by Biesterfeld Plastic for the EcoRecord Long-Playing Record

Leading storage media manufacturer Sonopress has developed a revolutionary new form of long-playing record that dramatically reduces the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. Neither natural gas nor steam are needed to press the discs, and in test operations the energy savings were up to 85% compared to the conventional process. For the production of the novel "EcoRecord" LP, recyclable polyethylene terephthalate…


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Philip Chew appointed to the Executive Board of the Biesterfeld Group

Hamburg, 9 October 2023 - Philip Chew has been appointed to the Executive Board by the Supervisory Board of Biesterfeld AG with effect from 1 October 2023. Philip Chew will continue to assume his responsibilities as Managing Director of GME Chemicals PTE Ltd. based in Singapore, which was acquired by the Biesterfeld Group in 2021. "Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Philip Chew has very…


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Biesterfeld AG, Philipp Sakuth

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Biesterfeld AG, Eva Switala

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Biesterfeld AG, Melanie Lang

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Biesterfeld AG, Isabel Doß

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