SYNTHOPOL CHEMIE was founded in 1957 in Hamburg by local businessman Dr. rer. pol. Peter Koch and his wife, Louise Koch.  Rapid growth at the original site quickly demanded increased capacities. In 1966, our family-owned company found a location allowing for development in neighbouring Buxtehude, within sight of Hamburg's famous port and with excellent connections to the A1 and A7 motorways. Today, approximately 190 employees work there.

From 1984 to 2012, SYNTHOPOL CHEMIE was managed by the second generation of the family in the person of Dr. jur. Günter Koch. Now Dr. Henning Ziemer (Speaker of the Management), Hubert Starzonek and Dr. Günter Koch have headed together the company as managing directors, ensuring that our foremost corporate goal of preserving the company as a family business is maintained in accordance with the wishes of its founder.

SYNTHOPOL CHEMIE specialises in developing and manufacturing artificial resins for the coatings, plastics and adhesives industries, supplying both standard binding agents and a wide range of innovative products.

Today, we are one of Europe's leading producers of synthetic resins, generating sales of over 120 million euros. This success is built on the competence, commitment and flexibility of our staff, innovative product developments and state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest technologies. We make substantial investments every year in the fields of production engineering, research and development, data processing and environmental protection.

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