Biesterfeld Performance Rubber GmbH will commence operations on 1 July 2016. The new business division of the Biesterfeld Group combines all international business activities for 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 will assume management of this business division representing a sales volume of around 50 million euro p.a. In addition Peter Wilkes will continue to hold his function as Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH.
"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." states 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 adds: "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." Biesterfeld Performance Rubber will be active in Europe, Latin America and North Africa. Local technical application support is accompanied by a comprehensive product portfolio.
Peter Wilkes (left) and Sascha Hennig, Managing Directors
of Biesterfeld Performance Rubber GmbH.