Find out who we are, what we stand for, where we come from and why we are the No. 1 Chemical Distributor in Central and Eastern Europe.
Since HSH Chemie's first expansion to Poland in 1989, our company has become the most important chemical distributor for Central and Eastern Europe. Our more than 300 employees work daily to ensure that both the high requirements of our international suppliers and the needs and expectations of our customers are met. Our 13 branches in CEE serve more than 30 countries and provided annual sales of 365 million Euros in 2022. Our more than 30 warehouse locations and our extensive network provide stable and reliable logistics for our suppliers and customers alike.
Trust, reliability and professionalism.
That is HSH Chemie.
For over 30 years we at HSH Chemie have been working for both suppliers and customers in Central and Eastern Europe. Over these years we have built up a reputation for both professionalism to the highest modern standards as well as for being a stable and reliable partner for both parties. Our strong focus on the CEE area and our branches in the countries are building a deep understanding of the markets, cultures and most importantly the local people and mentality. Our excellent network combined with over 30 warehouses in strategically important locations and our long-standing, broad-based contacts define what we are:
The No. 1 Chemical Distributor in Central and Eastern Europe.
As a 100% family-owned company, it is very important to us to live values such as cohesion, loyalty, trust and reliability and to always carry them into our partnerships. For us, the human factor counts, because we are convinced that a good business relationship is not only created by two companies, but above all by trustful personal connections.
Foundation of the F. Rather Chemie GmbH in Hamburg, Germany.
Gratenau & Hesselbacher, a more than 100 years old Hamburg trading company, decides to spin off their chemical trading business and establishes Gratenau & Hesselbacher Chemie GmbH. Both companies enter into a 50/50 cross shareholding agreement.
HSH Hamburger Handelsgesellschaft GmbH is founded in Hamburg, Germany.
HSH Hamburger Handelsgesellschaft GmbH and F. Rather Chemie GmbH are merged and continue operating under the name HSH Chemie GmbH.
HSH Chemie GmbH establishes Hamburska Spółka Handlowa Sp. z o.o. in Warsaw, Poland. This marks the first expansion of chemical distribution business into the Central and Eastern European markets. In 2008, the company is renamed HSH Chemie Sp. z o.o.
Goldmann HSH Sp. z o.o., a joint venture between S. Goldmann GmbH in Bielefeld, Germany and HSH Chemie GmbH, is founded in Warsaw, Poland to distribute food additives and food ingredients on the Polish market. In 2012, the company is renamed Goldmann Sp. z o.o.
HSH Chemie GmbH and Gratenau & Hesselbacher Chemie GmbH are merged. The name HSH Chemie GmbH is kept and the company becomes the core of the HSH Chemie Distribution Group. In this process, Rather GmbH, Germany was established as a holding company for the majority share in HSH Chemie GmbH.
HSH Chemie Distribution Group expands its business in Eastern Europe. HSH Chemie s.r.o. in Prague, Czech Republic, HSH Chemie Kft. in Budapest, Hungary and HSH Chemie S.R.L. in Bucharest, Romania are founded. Parka d.o.o., Slovenia and the HSH Chemie Distribution Group enter into a strategic alliance covering the territory of former Yugoslavia.
HSH Chemie EOOD in Sofia, Bulgaria is founded.
Ter Hell & Co. GmbH, Germany, acquires a 40 % share in HSH Chemie GmbH, Germany with the other 60 % owned by Rather GmbH, Germany. The Ter Hell Group, with more than 100 years of experience in the chemical distribution business and with a network of companies in Western Europe, Asia and USA, strengthens the position of the HSH Chemie Distribution Group in the European distribution industry and creates new opportunities for both groups.
Parka d.o.o., Slovenia establishes its subsidiary Parka d.o.o., Serbia in the city of Belgrade.
HSH Chemie Sp. z o.o., Poland acquires a 50 % share in the Ukrainian chemical distribution company Tekom Ltd. in Kiev. The remaining 50 % are acquired in 2011.
HSH Chemie Sp. z o.o., Poland founds a distribution company in Minsk, Belarus under the name of Tekom-Chemie ooo. HSH Chemie s.r.o., Czech Republic founds a trading office in Bratislava, Slovakia under the name of HSH Chemie o.z. s.r.o. Parka d.o.o., Slovenia establishes a distribution company in Zagreb, Croatia under the name of Parka Distribucija d.o.o.
After 10 years of highly successful strategic cooperation with the Parka Group in the former Yugoslavian countries, HSH Chemie GmbH, Germany acquires 26 % shares in Parka d.o.o., Slovenia.
HSH Chemie GmbH, Germany extends its strategic partnership with the Parka Group by increasing its share in Parka d.o.o., Slovenia from 26 to 50 %.
The trading office in Slovakia is transformed into an official subsidary of HSH Chemie s.r.o., Czech Republic under the name of HSH Chemie SK s.r.o.
Tecom Chemie with companies in Belarus and Ukraine is rebranded HSH Chemie.
After 20 years of successful partnership, HSH Chemie GmbH, Germany becomes the sole owner of the Parka Group with companies
in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia, by acquiring the remaining 50 % share of Parka d.o.o., Slovenia. Parka Group companies are rebranded HSH Chemie. As of January 1st, the one-brand strategy is completed by a rebranding with a new logo and corporate identity for the whole HSH Chemie Group.
Rather GmbH purchases 40 % of HSH Chemie shares from TER Hell & Co. GmbH. Therefore, as of January 2020, the former majority shareholder Rather GmbH becomes the sole shareholder of the HSH Chemie GmbH, Germany. HSH Chemie expands its activities in the Baltics and founds a new Latvian subsidiary HSH Chemie SIA. The office is located in Riga and covers the markets of all three Baltic states: Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
The HSH Chemie Group achieves excellent, record-breaking business results and for the first time in company history, the total transaction value of distribution revenues and agency business exceeds EUR 280 million.
HSH Chemie GmbH acquires 100 % shares in A. R. Peißg GmbH. A. R. Peißg is a chemical distributor, active in Austria and multiple countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Therefore, HSH Chemie Group expands its business to the Austrian market with an office location in Großweikersdorf.