In January 2017, Brazilian joint venture Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda., a subsidiary of Biesterfeld Plastic, became a public limited company.
“This change reflects the positive development of our business in Brazil. As a public limited company, we are ideally positioned for future growth. We look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with our customers and partners and plan to continue the gradual expansion of our product range with our strategic suppliers,” says Carsten Harms, member of the Executive Board of Biesterfeld AG and Managing Director of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, Hamburg.
The company will be managed locally under its new name, Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição S.A., by Emilio Colombo and Wanks de Sousa. Both have been managers within the company since it was first established.
Biesterfeld Simko was founded in April 2015 and currently has sites in São Paulo and Florianópolis with a total of 17 employees. Over the last two years, the subsidiary of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH has enlarged its product and service portfolio with its strategic suppliers. The Brazilian joint venture offers its customers technology-based consulting for plastics, rubbers and additives and, mostly on an exclusive basis, represents world-leading producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chi Mei and Borealis.
About Biesterfeld Plastic
Biesterfeld Plastic is a leading international distributor in the plastics industry, with long-term sales partnerships in more than 40 countries. Leading plastics producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chevron Phillips, Chi Mei and LG Chem rely on Biesterfeld Plastic’s efficient services and have been associated with the growth of the business for many years. Biesterfeld Plastic is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for over 110 years. The Group is one of the leading companies in the distribution of chemicals and plastics with around 40 locations worldwide in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, and basic and specialty chemicals.