WESEL, Germany - BYK-Chemie GmbH has a new production location in Germany. BYK will be taking over the company grounds, plant and staff at the Kempen location (Lower Rhine) from the ALTANA subsidiary ELANTAS.

The Kempen location was founded by Horst Wiedeking in 1955 under the name Chemische Fabrik Mühlheim and has been owned by the ALTANA group since 1988.
Kempen will initially be used for the manufacture of primary and intermediate products required for making additives. “The thinking behind this takeover is to secure long-term availability of several primary products that are crucially important for our own products,” explained Roland Peter, Division Manager of BYK Additives and Instruments.

BYK plans to expand the location gradually, eventually manufacturing additives as well as preliminary products there.