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May 13 2019, David R Brown

Krahn Chemie acquires eMBe Products & Service

Krahn Chemie GmbH has acquired eMBe Products & Service GmbH, one of the leading additive manufacturers for the ceramics and powder metal industry in Europe. Terms of the deal, which took effect on May 1, 2019, were not disclosed.

The acquisition of eMBe is closely linked with our strategy of supporting customers in a targeted fashion in all stages of their production processes

Axel Sebbesse
Managing Director of Krahn Chemie

Founded in 2007, eMBe Products & Service produces binder systems for the thermoplastic shaping of sinterable powder materials (ceramic and metallurgic). The company also develops customised product solutions, inconjunction with customers across the value-creation chain, at their technical center in Thierhaupten, Germany. It is also possible to produce small quantities of these products at this location. The products from eMBe are supplied under the trade names Embemould® and Embelube®.

“The acquisition of eMBe is closely linked with our strategy of supporting customers in a targeted fashion in all stages of their production processes, from the raw material to the end product. Krahn has been active in technical ceramics for more than 25 years now and has made a special contribution to the development of this market in the dental field. We are now going a step further and bundling our competence with the technical know-how of eMBe in order to be able to address the wishes of customers even more individually and also convince companies that don’t yet use ceramics of the advantages of this material. This is because ceramics are and remain materials with a future, the application portfolio of which is still far from being exhausted,” says Axel Sebbesse, Managing Director of Krahn Chemie GmbH.

About Krahn Chemie
Krahn Chemie is a chemical distribution company with a history spanning over 100 years. Kahn’s core competence is the sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals.

The Krahn group offers its more than 5,000 customers an extensive and high-quality product range, technical services and in-house laboratory support. Krahn works closely together with internationally operating chemical manufacturers. They benefit from the target-oriented and sustainable marketing of their products in Europe – based on Kahn’s deep knowledge of the local markets.

Krahn supplies products to the following processing industries: paints and coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and sealants, technical ceramics, plastics, rubber and lubricants.

In 2018, the Krahn Chemie group achieved a turnover of approximately 250 million euros and currently employs a staff of 185. The company's headquarters are situated in Germany. Subsidiaries or local sales teams have been established in Benelux, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Source(s): Krahn Chemie Group Press Release

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