7th March 2017, Uetersen/Hilden
Vosschemie, of Uetersen, a specialist in thermosetting plastics, has acquired the majority of shares of Spheretex, a leader in the manufacture of volumised core products and reinforcement fibres for the production of thermosetting moulded components.
The takeover will involve a change of management. Christoph Esser, previously already a co-partner and authorised signatory, will assume management responsibility for Spheretex at the Hilden location. He will replace Siegfried Gerhards, who will leave the company as of 31 March 2017. Mr Ralph-Michael Bath will remain in management.
Spheretex products are used in a variety of industrial application areas. Volumised core products and reinforcement fibres for the production of thermosetting moulded components in open and closed processes are manufactured.
With the acquisition, Vosschemie says it aims to strengthen its position in the lightweight design market segment. The company takeover also enables the further targeted development of the overall portfolio, the company reports.
Spheretex, of Hilden, has been a leader in the manufacture of volumised core products and reinforcement fibres for the production of thermosetting moulded components for more than 25 years. Innovative products and tailored customer solutions make Spheretex the expert in process optimisation and weight reduction in the field of fibre-reinforced plastics.
Vosschemie, of Uetersen, has more than 60 years of experience in the field of thermosetting plastics. With more than 200 employees in Germany and both subsidiary companies and representation worldwide, Vosschemie GmbH is a strong partner for the industry, especially when formulations and customer-specific solutions on the basis of unsaturated polyester resins are called for.