May 27 2019, David R Brown
Krahn Chemie and Otec commencing with cooperation in the ceramics sector
Krahn Chemie Deutschland GmbH has entered into a technology partnership with Otec Präzisionsfinish GmbH, one of the leading providers in the field of slide grinding. The goal of the cooperation is to offer manufacturers of ceramic components and work pieces solutions for the finishing of surfaces on the basis of their bundled know-how. The cooperation territory will initially encompass the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
The partnership with Otec pursues our strategy of expanding our consultation portfolio and accompanying customers in their entire value-creation processDr. Stefan Stolz
Business Segment Manager Technical Ceramics, Krahn Chemie Deutschland GmbH
Since 1996, the Otec company has been developing and producing machine concepts for surface processing that enable the smoothing, polishing, deburring, rounding and precision finishing of ceramic or metal pasts at a level of quality that could only be achieved through manual processing to date. The result of the finishing effect depends not only on the correct use of the machines, but also on the selection of the process and treatment media, and is thus a highly complex matter. The application areas are varied. For ceramic materials, besides design applications like watches and jewelry, these also include ceramic components used in the automotive, textile, or mechanical engineering industries, among others. In addition, finishing is also required, for example, in medicine for dentures and implants.
“With Otec, we have found a partner that is expert in a field and distinguishes itself through innovation and dynamism. Like the recently implemented acquisition of eMBe Products & Service GmbH, the partnership with Otec pursues our strategy of expanding our consultation portfolio and accompanying customers in their entire value-creation process.” says Dr. Stefan Stolz, Business Segment Manager Technical Ceramics, Krahn Chemie Deutschland GmbH.
Soran Jota, Managing Director of Otec Präzisionsfinish GmbH, comments: “The cooperation with Krahn makes it possible for us to address the needs of customers in the ceramics segment even better. The extensive market knowledge, access to the market, as well as the existing raw material and processing competence make Krahn the ideal partner.”
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