Hamburg-Based Trading Company
The Feddersen Group has a long and distinguished history in the field of chemical distribution, trading and production. It started out in 1949 as a small Hamburg-based trading company and is now an international group of companies with offices around the world and almost 1,100 employees across the globe.
Find out how this worldwide company grew from its base in Hamburg to an international organisation with offices spanning the globe. Here are some of the Feddersen Group’s most important historical milestones.
Karl Detlef Feddersen establishes K.D. Feddersen & Co., specialised in the distribution of chemical products
Karl Detlef Feddersen acquires Norddeutsche Ueberseegesellschaft in Hamburg, a trading company for technical products founded in 1919
K.D. Feddersen & Co. starts to distribute plastics
After the passing of Karl Detlef Feddersen, K.D. Feddersen Foundation becomes sole owner of the Feddersen Group
K.D. Feddersen & Co. signs a distribution contract for the distribution of the plastics portfolio with HOECHST AG
Along with Uwe Voß, Feddersen Group establishes Voß Edelstahlhandel GmbH
K.D. Feddersen Holding GmbH becomes owner of Feddersen Group. K.D. Feddersen Foundation, now sole owner of the holding, concentrates on its role as a non-profit public benefit organisation
Acquisition of Plastverarbeitung Eich, a manufacturer of engineering plastics, based in Niederzissen, Germany. Name changed to AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH in 1992
Acquisition of Schlubach Group, international trading firm, founded in 1867
Formation of K.D.F. Distribution (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China
AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH moved to the new production facility in Niederzissen, Germany
K.D. Feddersen GmbH & Co. KG acquires distribution rights for the French market, thereby creating K.D. Feddersen France
Foundation of AF-COLOR as a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH
AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH establishes AKRO Engineering Plastics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. as its manufacturing base in Tongli, Jiangsu province, China
By founding Voss Stainless UK Ltd., Voß Edelstahlhandel GmbH & Co. KG establishes its first subsidiary after opening branch offices in Germany, Austria and France
K.D. Feddersen enters the Nordic market with the acquisition of Materialdepån Norden AB, now K.D. Feddersen Norden AB, based in Värnamo, Sweden
Foundation of K.D. Feddersen UK Ltd. in Birmingham, UK
Foundation of FEDDEM GmbH & Co. KG in Sinzig, Germany
Relocation of AKRO Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. to its new production site at Wujiang, Jiangsu province, China
AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH opens the new production facility in Niederzissen, Germany
Foundation of K.D. Feddersen Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Foundation of K.D. Feddersen CEE GmbH in Vienna, Austria
Acquisition of PolyComp GmbH in Norderstedt, Germany
Foundation of AKRO-PLASTIC do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Polimeros de Desempenho Ltda. in São Paulo, Brazil
Foundation of BIO-FED as a branch of AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH
Foundation of K.D. Feddersen Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Acquisition of Forvema AB in Kinna, Sweden
Acquisition of M.TEC Ingenieurgesellschaft für kunststofftechnische Produktentwicklung mbH.