LANGELSHEIM, Germany – Heubach Group announced that Rainer Heubach passed away on Oct. 21, 2020, after a brief illness. The former Chairman and owner of the Heubach Group was an entrepreneur and visionary throughout his life.
Rainer Heubach took over the business from his father Dr. Hans Heubach in 1973 and developed the company for many decades. In particular, the company's internationalization is due to his strategic decisions. With the acquisition of the pigment activities of E.I. DuPont de Nemours of Newark, New Jersey, and the establishment of Heubach Inc., Rainer Heubach secured the important presence in North America. In 1988, Heucotech Ltd. was founded in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
The company took further steps towards internationalization by founding Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd. in India (1994) and Hangzhou Heubach Pigment Co. Ltd. in China (2009). The takeover of the lightfast pigment business from Bayer in 2002 and the organic pigments business from Avecia (ex- ICI) mark further steps in the expansion and internationalization of the group.
Rainer Heubach built the Heubach Group from a German medium-sized company into a global leader in the color pigment industry. In 2015, he handed over his business responsibilities to his son Johann Heubach, who will continue the family tradition and grow the business in the spirit of his father.
Rainer Heubach was a family entrepreneur who was characterized by a long-term vision, enthusiasm, curiosity and a sense of responsibility towards his employees. He was known for his assertiveness and his in-depth specialist knowledge. He has always been valued as a tough but fair business partner in the industry.