The Bodo Möller Chemie Group expands its business in the Iberian Peninsula and all of Europe Merger of two adhesive specialists: Bodo Möller Chemie takes over Spanish General Adhesivos
With a merger, the German Bodo Möller Chemie Group keeps expanding its business in Spain and Portugal, and enlarges the expertise for the adhesive area in industrial applications. With the takeover of the Spanish distributor General Adhesivos SLU in October of this year, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group also expands by an additional adhesive laboratory. In addition to the already existing Adhesive Competence Center (ACC) in Poland, which performs chemical adhesive analyses as well as static and dynamic FEM calculations of adhesive bonds with reduction simulations, the laboratory in Spain offers especially mechanical plastic analyses and process simulations. The headquarters of General Adhesivos is in direct proximity to the industrial centers of Tarragona and Barcelona. “This merger is an essential component for us to demonstrate our own expertise on the Iberian Peninsula. Moreover, we expand our overall know-how through the team and the laboratory of General Adhesivos, pursuing a pan-European approach and a general organic growth strategy in this way solely through the two laboratories in Poland and Spain,” says Frank Haug, Chairman of the Board at the Bodo Möller Chemie Group. Both adhesive laboratories of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group are certified according to the Fraunhofer IFAM and can therefore prepare companies for audits according to DIN 6701.
75 years of adhesive expertise
All over Europe, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group supports industrial users in the relevant steps from adhesive selection and constructive adhesive calculations all the way to the distribution. The close collaboration with Medmix additionally allows the optimal selection of the dosing and application technology for special adhesive applications. With almost 75 years of joint experience in adhesive know-how – almost 50 at Bodo Möller Chemie and additional 25 at General Adhesivos – the merged group constitutes a significant heavyweight in the adhesive market. Both companies have been working for partners such as Huntsman, Henkel, 3M, and Medmix for many years. “The Bodo Möller Chemie Group is recognized internationally and has accomplished a lot more than distribution, something that fits perfectly to our values of a business likewise founded as a family-owned company. Together, we can offer our customers on the Iberian Peninsula and in all of Europe a seamless service, from consulting to delivery with own logistics,” describes Sergio Lopez, CEO of General Adhesivos. The company founded in 1999 cooperates closely with local industries in the railway, automobile manufacturing, composite, ceramic, and electronics areas.
Certified adhesive specialist
As distributor and technical partner, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group has extensive certifications. Apart from the staff in the adhesive laboratories trained by the Fraunhofer IFAM, the Group is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. The two laboratory locations of the Adhesive Competence Center (ACC) can perform pre-audits according to DIN 2304 and DIN 6701, thereby providing a valuable support to the industry. Thanks to the close collaboration with Medmix, industrial customers can be optimally prepared for adhesive processing – dosing and application – with specific training at the Adhesive Training Center. “We offer our customers the entire process support, from selection and testing of the adhesives all the way to continuous delivery. Our partners know this too – something that the globally leading adhesive manufacturers highly appreciate. With the new setup, we can significantly expand our market access in Europe and be a one-stop shop for the industry – even with a modern online shop for industrial adhesives,” adds Alex Matosas, Managing Director of the Spanish Bodo Möller Chemie branch.
On the picture, from left: Lionel Breuilly (Managing Director Bodo Möller Chemie France), Alex Matosas (Managing Director Bodo Möller Chemie Spain), Korinna Möller (Managing Director Bodo Möller Chemie Group), Frank Haug (Chairman of the Board at the Bodo Möller Chemie Group), Beatriz Otero (CEO General Adhesivos) and Sergio Lopez (CEO General Adhesivos)