45 years of shared passion for PUs
Tielt, 5 Mai 2020 – Vulkoprin nv signed an agreement in Minden to purchase Vulkoprin Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG – German-based leading wholesaler of technical wheels. With the acquisition of this long-standing partner, Vulkoprin nv ensures an established market position in Germany in the field of technical wheels for the material handling, mechanical engineering & theme park industries.
“The acquisition of Vulkoprin Deutschland is a strategically important step for expanding Vulkoprin’s market position”, explains Chairman & CEO Jan Maes, M.Eng.. “This allows us to closely coordinate our technical experience and market know-how and serve the German market optimally”.
Vulkoprin nv and Vulkoprin Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG have enjoyed a business relationship for about 45 years now. When the polyurethane market was still in its infancy, the German Vulkoprin branch was a foothold in the country where polyurethane chemistry has its roots. The German branch has also contributed significantly to the growth of Vulkoprin nv.
“We built up Vulkoprin Deutschland with great passion over a period of many years. With this transaction, we assure the company, our customers, our employees and our suppliers a stable future. We are particularly pleased that Vulkoprin Deutschland will continue to play a leading role in the further development of Vulkoprin nv,” said Carsten Bieck, Geschäftsführer (CEO) of the company.
Maes thanks Bieck “for the trust and opportunities that will arise for Vulkoprin group in order to feel the pulse of the German market directly”. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ahmet Yaman will continue to support German customers with his experience and knowledge of the industry. Together with his team he will continue to expand the company from the new company seat on the Uphauser Road 91, Gewerbegebiet Dützen in Minden. Quality in Motion!
About Vulkoprin Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG. The Germany-based leading wholesaler of technical wheels for conveyor technology, plant engineering (e.g. automotive industry) and the forklift industry.
About Vulkoprin nv
The Belgian-based Vulkoprin nv family business designs and manufactures a full range of polyurethanes with applications in the Material Handling, Machinery and Theme Park industries.