Published On: Fri, Aug 10th, 2012

EXPANSION OF BIESTERFELD’S RUBBER ACTIVITIES / SASCHA HENNIG APPOINTED AS BUSINESS MANAGER RUBBER

EXPANSION OF BIESTERFELD’S RUBBER ACTIVITIES / SASCHA HENNIG APPOINTED AS BUSINESS MANAGER RUBBER

EXPANSION OF BIESTERFELD’S RUBBER ACTIVITIES / SASCHA HENNIG APPOINTED AS BUSINESS MANAGER RUBBER

Hamburg, 6th August 2012

As of the 1st August 2012, Sascha Hennig shall commence employment as European Business Manager for Rubber & Rubber Additives. Sascha Hennig, insider of the European Rubber industry, has long-standing and extensive experience in

this sector following his former assignment with a Rubber specialised distributor based in Hamburg, Germany. The recruitment of Sascha Hennig has been taken to justify Biesterfeld’s objective of consequently expanding the Rubber activities on European scale.

Over the past two years following the acquisition of SMPC in France, Biesterfeld Plastic extended systematically its activities in the field of Rubber and Rubber Chemicals across Europe. The expansion of a harmonised European product portfolio for both, Rubber Polymers and Rubber Chemicals, will be one of the key objectives of the new Business Manager´s rule. The existing structure of Biesterfeld´s Group affiliates across Europe will support to drive this expansion in future.

Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH, a 100 % subsidiary company of Biesterfeld AG, is a leading distributor in the European plastics industry with long-standing sales partnerships in a total of 26 countries.

Leading polymer producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chevron Phillips, Styrolution, Chi Mei and LG Chem have trust in the efficient service offered by Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH 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 € 963 million and 700 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.

The family-owned company is committed to steady, profitable growth in the future through the expansion of the three key business areas of Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Specialty Chemicals and Biesterfeld International.