ERJ staff report (DS)
ChÃ©risy, France -- Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH has acquired the business operations of the French materials distribution company SMPC (SpÃ©cialitÃ©s et MatiÃ¨res PremiÃ¨res du Caoutchouc) S.A. and plans to extend the company further as an independent division.
SMPC is one of the leading French distributors within the rubber industry and has over 80 years of experience within the distribution of rubber as well as specialised additives for the rubber industry. Biesterfeld Plastic said it plans to establish this new product range on a Europe-wide basis and is therefore leaving the door open to further strategic investment.
SMPC has a yearly turnover of approximately â‚¬10 million as well as eleven employees who will
join the Biesterfeld team. The delivery programme includes a large range of rubber polymers
and additives: fillers, plasticisers, accelerators, vulcanising agents, protecting agents and
speciality chemicals for the rubber industry. SMPC represents approximately 60 suppliers. This includes ExxonMobil Chemical, Croda, Total Fluides, Dongjin Semichem Co., Kolon, Arkema
Biesterfeld said, "this strategic investment in a new and rapidly
growing business sector successfully adds diversification to business activities throughout
Europe as it leads to cooperation with existing suppliers in this new business area for
Biesterfeld France SARL."
Biesterfeld AG is the strategic holding company of the Biesterfeld Group, which has served as a
trade and services company for more than 100 years. With a yearly turnover of approximately
â‚¬800 million and more than 600 employees, Biesterfeld is a leading company within the
chemicals and plastics distribution sector and is active in more than 50 locations throughout
Germany, Europe, North and South America as well as Asia.
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Press release from Biesterfeld