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12. October 2009

Krahn Chemie expands market presence in Poland

Krahn Chemie GmbH with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, has established a subsidiary in Poland.

The distributor of chemical raw materials and speciality chemicals, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has been expanding in Poland for more than ten years and has recently founded Krahn Chemie Polska Sp.Zo.o. in Poznan´. Before now, the local structures of sister company Albis Plastic were used.

At the same time, Krahn is strengthening its local team with additional salespersons. The main focus in Poland is on supplying the paint and coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and sealants, and plastic and rubber processing market segments.

The company sees Poland as one of the biggest markets in Eastern Europe, with a key function for the neighbouring Baltic states. According to Krahn, by strengthening its local presence the company will more closely focus in the future on the increasing shift to higher value and innovative products that is taking place in these markets.

Krahn Chemie is part of the Hamburg-based Otto Krahn Group. The company has 70 employees and generates a sales volume of approximately EUR150million.

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