WE Chem Deutschland GmbH is an experienced and innovative team that reliably supplies customers from a wide range of industries with raw
materials from its headquarters in Velen. The focus is on the distribution of industrial and specialty chemicals.
The company was founded by the two managing directors Uwe Marburger and Volker Windhoevel. Both got to know each other at their former employer Transol Chemiehandel GmbH in Essen.
After changing the company's name and strategically reorienting the group, both decided to go their own way together in the world of chemicals. This was the beginning of our company history.
The two managing directors Uwe Marburger & Volker Windhoevel founded Arpadis Deutschland GmbH as part of the Arpadis Group in November 2002.
Distributor agreement with Rohm and Haas
An important and significant milestone was signing a distribution agreement with Rohm and Haas for acrylates and methacrylates. This has opened up new opportunities for a strategic set-up in the European market.
Team reinforcement & move to the Nordsternstraße in Essen
Coming from an annual turnover of 30,000 €, the small company quickly grew into a healthy medium-sized enterprise with 10 employees and an annual turnover of 15 million €. In the modernized rooms of the old coal mine Fritz in the north of Essen the team finally found a representative new headquarters for the coming years. At the same time, the company started to offer apprenticeships.
The ISO 9001 is the most common and most important standard in the field of quality management worldwide. Therefore, we have documented our business processes and had them audited. Since 2008, the company is being certified ISO 9001.
Participation at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg
The European Coatings Show in Nuremberg is the world exhibition of the international coatings and paint industry. Over the years, the fields of application for adhesives and construction chemicals have been added. Being a supplier to these industries, our company has been a regular exhibitor and can be found there since 2013. Further participations in trade fairs such as Asiacoat and Chemspec followed.
Distrubution contract with DOW Europe
After the merger between DOW and Rohm & Haas, the existing distribution agreement between our companies was renewed.
This enabled us to maintain our position as one of the leading acrylate and methacrylate distributors in Europe.
Our team ensures compliance to local and global regulatory requirements and works in accordance to REACH. Consequently, as an importer and marketer, we have decided to register some substances. This represents an important step in supply chain security.
New headquarters in Velen
In August 2020 we moved into our new headquarters in Velen. By building this modern and representative company headquarters, we are setting sail for the future - with plenty of potential for further growth.
Some impressions of our new location
The company name is changed to WE Chem Deutschland GmbH
The biggest milestone is reached at the turn of 2021: the birth of WE Chem Deutschland GmbH
We have big plans for 2021 and are looking forward to strategically important partnerships along the lines of our cooperation with DOW Performance Monomers. Together with the new partners, we will discover whole new opportunities for successful cooperation with you.
Today the focus is on acrylic acid, methacrylic acid and their esters - monomers for polymer synthesis. In addition, our company offers a growing number of special monomers and initiators as
modifiers and for radiation-curing systems. Besides polymer synthesis, selected products are used in the water treatment sector and the PVC industry.
Our team has significant experience and expertise in the global distribution of chemicals. In addition to purchasing, sales and the associated logistics, including import and export, we can guarantee the warehousing and packaging of the chemicals through service providers with whom we have been working for many years. Our company is ISO 9001 certified.