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Krahn is an experienced European distribution company who recognises that success demands more than the standard solution. At Krahn, we make the difference by offering our principals a range of services and expertise that sets us apart from other distributors.

To say 'we know the customers and the customers know us' is a bold statement, but it is true. We have a wealth of experience of developing the market, maintaining the market, and expanding the market – to the benefit of our customers as well as our supplying partners.

Krahn´s organisation reflects a clear market orientation. The key for our in-depth product and application know-how, as well as our high market penetration, is an experienced industry team combining product management, technical service and sales. Our core customer segments are coatings, adhesive & sealants, construction chemicals, plastic and rubber processing, technical ceramics, photovoltaic, as well as lubricants & greases.

Key Facts
Established 1909
Business Type Multinational Group, Specialty Chemical Distributor
Ownership 100% Kranich Foundation (Germany)
Association European Association of Chemical Distributors
CEO or Key Contact Axel Sebbesse, Dr. Rolf Kuropka

Krahn enjoys the confidence of many leading international producers and smaller, more specialist suppliers – altogether providing a complimentary product portfolio with synergistic effects. The basis of our partnership with our principals is transparency, trust and a shared growth strategy. We provide our supplying partners with detailed information on market developments, future trends, and the requirements for innovative products. The products distributed by us are sold and promoted under the principals’ name and brands.

As a principal, you will also profit from a sophisticated logistic system including local warehousing, dangerous good management, bulk storage, packaging and blending capacities as well as sample handling.

Market Areas

  • Adhesives, Sealants & Mastics
  • Building & Construction Products
  • Ceramics & Refractories
  • Coatings
  • Industrial & Institutional
  • Oil & Gas
  • Plastics
  • Rubber

Products & Suppliers


  • Adhesion promoters
  • Antiblocking agents
  • Antioxidants
  • Defoamers
  • Glass beads
  • Metal soaps
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Wetting and Dispersing agents
  • Acrylics
  • Alkyd resins
  • Epoxy resins & hardeners
  • Polyester resins
  • Hydrocarbon resins
  • Pigments
  • Plasticizers
  • Anhydrides
  • Solvents
  • Accelerators
  • Synthetic rubbers
  • Waxes
  • Zirconia
  • Aluminium powder & pastes
  • Additives for plastisols
  • Blowing agents
  • Impact modifiers
  • Stabilizers.


  • Aditya Birla Chemicals
  • Arkema
  • Baerlocher GmbH
  • Braskem S.A.
  • BYK-Chemie
  • Daiso Co. Ltd
  • Dixie Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Dow Corning
  • Eastman
  • Eliokem
  • ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Galstaff Multiresine
  • Genovique Specialties Corp.
  • Gulf Chemical International
  • Hebron
  • Henkel
  • Infineum
  • Innospec
  • Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co.
  • Kyowa Hakko Europe GmbH
  • Lord Germany GmbH
  • Neville Chemical Company
  • Nocil Limited
  • Organik Kimya
  • Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Pigmentan Ltd
  • Premier Chemicals, LLC
  • Robinson Brothers Ltd
  • Sachtleben
  • SK Corp.
  • Sovitec GmbH
  • Taimei Chemicals Co., Ltd.
  • The Leneta Company
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • Toyal Europe
  • Toyo Aluminium K.K.


Regional Coverage


Belgium (BE)
Krahn Chemie Benelux BV
Produktieweg 109, 1521 NJ Wormerveer, Netherlands

Czech Republic (CZ)
Krahn Chemie Gmbh (Czech Republic)
c/o Albis Plastic Cr S.R.O., Česká 141/66, CZ-370 01 České Budĕjovice, Czech Republic

France (FR)
c/o ALBIS PLASTIQUE FRANCE S.A.R.L., Immeuble GEMINI II, Espace Technologique de Saint Aubin, Route de l`Orme des Merisiers, 91195 Gif sur Yvette Cédex, France

Germany (DE)
Grimm 10, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Germany (DE)
Grimm 10, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Hungary (HU)
Krahn Chemie Gmbh (Hungary)
c/o Albis Plastic Kereskedelmi Kft., Szent István út 1/A, H-3580 Tiszaújváros, Hungary

Italy (IT)
Krahn Italia S.p.A.
Via Santa Marta, 23, 20123 Milano, Italy

Luxembourg (LU)
Krahn Chemie Benelux BV
Produktieweg 109, 1521 NJ Wormerveer, Netherlands

Netherlands (NL)
Krahn Chemie Benelux BV
Produktieweg 109, 1521 NJ Wormerveer, Netherlands

Poland (PL)
KRAHN CHEMIE Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Bystra 7, 61-366 Poznań, Poland

Romania (RO)
c/o Albis Plastic SRL, Piata Mica 10, 550182 Sibiu, Romania

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Grimm 10
20457 Hamburg




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