KRAHN Chemie subsidiary expands additive distribution portfolio
The Greek subsidiary of Germany’s KRAHN Chemie GmbH, KRAHN Hellas S.A., based in Athens, Greece, has expanded its distribution portfolio with the additive range of BYK-Chemie GmbH, a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals.
BYK is the largest division of ALTANA, AG, which is headquartered in Wesel, Germany. The company’s innovative additives and differentiated solutions optimize product and material properties as well as production and application processes. The company’s customers include manufacturers of coatings and printing inks, plastics, adhesives and sealants, as well as cleaners, floor coatings, and lubricants. BYK additives are also successfully used in the construction chemistry, oil and gas, and foundry industries.
BYK has a global network of subsidiaries and operates production sites in Germany (Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg, Schkopau), the Netherlands (Deventer, Nijverdal and Denekamp), and the UK (Widnes), in the U.S.A. (Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, Earth City, and Pompano Beach), and in China (Tongling).
“We are pleased to have BYK-Chemie as an important partner to further strengthen and consolidate our position as a distributor for high-performance chemical additives. This is an excellent expansion to our portfolio,” said Yannis Protopapas, managing director of KRAHN Hellas S.A.
“Due to the distribution partnership with BYK-Chemie we are well positioned across a wide range of market segments in the Eastern Mediterranean region. This is an important milestone for KRAHN Hellas,” said Dr. Rolf Kuropka, CEO of KRAHN Chemie GmbH and chairman of KRAHN Hellas S.A.
So far, KRAHN Hellas has specialized in the distribution and technical support of lubricant additives and scientific instruments for R&D and QC laboratories in the oil, pharmaceutical and chemical industries in the Greek, Israeli and Cypriot markets. Here, the main focus are additives for lubricants, which are used in automotive, industrial and marine applications.