Bodo Möller Chemie opens China subsidiary for powerful adhesive systems The specialty chemical expert continues expansion strategy
The Bodo Möller Chemie Group is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of industrial bonding, composite materials and electrocasting. The group now has a subsidiary in Shanghai to serve the Chinese market. To start with, the new branch will be selling products from Huntsman Advanced Materials’ portfolio, which includes adhesives and also solutions for the composite and electronic segments. In addition, Bodo Möller Chemie China will sell adhesives and sealants from Dow Automotive Systems’ range for use in the transportation manufacturing industry.
China is Germany’s biggest export partner
The strong growth seen in China over the past few decades has slowed down in recent times. Almost 50 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product is reinvested in China – and China is Germany’s biggest trading partner in the whole of Asia, having spent 36 billion euros on goods imported from Germany in the last year. Frank Haug, the CEO of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group, says: “German expertise boasts an exceptionally good reputation in China. That opens this market up to us and our skills, and also means that we are investing in and expanding our business there for the long term.”
Further China expansion
Over the next few years, more product segments from Bodo Möller Chemie’s portfolio will gradually be added to those already being sold by the Shanghai site. Chinese industry is growing rapidly in the construction of machines, motor vehicles, aircraft and rail vehicles. Mr Haug adds: “A recent Deutsche Bahn AG purchase office opening in China shows how important this location is to Germany and both countries will derive great benefit from the business relations being established here.”
With more than 40 years of experience in distribution of specialty chemicals and adhesives the Bodo Möller Chemie Group (www.bm-chemie.de, www.bm-chemie.com) is the leading trading partner for well-known companies like Dow Automotive Systems, HB Fuller, BASF and Huntsman Advanced Materials. The product portfolio of the company includes powerful adhesives and adhesive systems, additives for plastics, coatings, rubber products, textiles, lubricants and other specialty chemicals. Through targeted consulting and locally specific consumer service the Bodo Möller Chemie Group offers their customer for every individual requirement the suitable product and solution.