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STOCKMEIER Expands its Market by Acquiring a Stake in HDS-Chemie

Published on 2017-01-16. Author : SpecialChem

BIELEFELD -- STOCKMEIER Chemie GmbH & Co. KG has acquired an ownership interest in HDS-Chemie Handels Ges.m.b.H. in Vienna.

Expanding Presence in European Countries

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STOCKMEIER Expands its Market by Acquiring a Stake in HDS-Chemie

With this strategic partnership, the Bielefeld-based group is expanding its European network with sites in Vienna, Bratislava (Slovakia) and Iasi (Romania). It can now also serve the markets in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Macedonia. The business of SFC Stockmeier in Vienna will be merged into HDS-Chemie beginning on March 1, 2017.

Managing Partner Christian Schuster will lead the family business HDS-Chemie. Schuster is part of the second generation of the founding family. With him and HDS-Chemie, the STOCKMEIER Group now has a strong partner in Eastern Europe with which it can carry business forward with many customers and supplier partners in the new markets.

Expanded Market Penetration Through High-quality Distribution Channel

We’re very pleased to be able to welcome HDS-Chemie as a new member in our company. With this strategic partnership, we’re planning on expanded market penetration through a high-quality distribution channel in Austria and Eastern Europe with a clear focus on specialty chemicals,” says Peter STOCKMEIER.

To achieve the objective of a strong market position in Austria and Eastern Europe, well-trained employees were needed locally in the countries involved. HDS-Chemie has been successfully putting this philosophy into practice ever since the company was founded in 1949.

With the sale of company shares to the STOCKMEIER Group, we gain a strong partner at our side to give us long-term support along the growth course we’ve embarked on. We believe strongly in the work we’re doing together, both in business terms and on a human level,” says Christian Schuster of the decision to partner with the STOCKMEIER Group.

About HDS-Chemie

HDS-Chemie, founded in 1949 and located in the heart of Vienna, is an international distribution company, representing international manufacturers. Its globally active partners and suppliers are important producers of chemical raw materials, situated all over Europe as well as Asia, USA, and South Africa, and distribute high quality products into several industries, such as paint and coating industry


STOCKMEIER is a trading company for chemical products. The STOCKMEIER Group has locations throughout Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Poland, Russia and the USA. It has world-wide connections.

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