who we areFounded in 1898, Paramelt B.V. benefits from 120 years of experience and today is a global producer of wax blends, adhesives and specialty dispersions. Operating from manufacturing sites in the Netherlands, UK, the US and China we work together in a team of about 500 employees around the world to deliver solutions to our customers.
Many of our key markets are inherently niche, requiring us to be highly specialised and innovative. In our core applications Paramelt is widely acknowledged as market leader, based on our flexible response backed by reliable service and delivery. Growth and stability combined with a culture of partnership, has allowed us to build trust and commitment with our customers over the long term.
what makes us different
Partnership is the core of our relationship with our customers. We invest time to seek out the best possible performance, together with our customers and see it through until the new development is working in the customer’s application.
Whether a responsive development or extensive research project – such as our innovative Aquaseal water-based
technology – we demonstrate our ongoing loyalty and commitment to our customers.
'loyalty and commitment'
We work closely with our customers by bringing our knowledge and expertise to the development and production process.
This long established know-how and experience can be found in every department of the company and results from many years in the business.
Throughout the company we share the commitment to constantly provide products of high performance and reliable quality to our customers.
our visionWe want to be the best in what we do and believe that the combination of our experienced professionals and most advanced technology will enable us to craft the solutions for the future.
This shapes our organisation and corporate culture. We build our strategy based on partnership and trust, stability and innovation. We see that as a precondition for building long-lasting relationships with customers, maintaining the belief and commitment of our staff and staying ahead.
Our history goes back to the first wax factory in the Netherlands
The success was built largely on the production of cheese coatings. Since then we have expanded and diversified greatly, both through acquisition and product and market development, resulting in a truly global presence.
where we are heading
At the heart of our enterprise remains our entrepreneurial Dutch character. Open, direct, pragmatic: results-oriented, enterprising and informal and above all, a loyal partner who keeps its word.
Over recent decades we have been driving rapid growth and diversification of our business. We are constantly exploring new markets and engaging in new opportunities wherever they are in the world. The result is that we now have a global sourcing, manufacturing and marketing structure in place.
'..we have a history of looking ahead..'
Growth, though, is not an end in itself. For us it is a means to ensure continuity, to offer customers even greater reliability of supply, to remain independent and to stay ahead of the competition. We have been here for a long time and we’re here to stay. After all, we have a history of looking ahead….
Dutch, since 1898
revenue 2019: €224 mln
# employees 2019: 525
owned by Ter Group
German, since 1908
revenue 2019: €816 mln
# employees 2019: 1150
owned by Westphal family
Top 3 reasons to
– reliable supplier
– consistent quality
– value for money
*) Customers survey Europe and USA
# active formulas
Annual re-investment rate
# laboratory requests
> 1000 last year
# new commercial products
~ 110 last year
D&B rating 1
Europe : 3
USA : 3
China : 2
Average employee retention
> 12 years
Paramelt = ‘knowledge & experience’
recognized by > 85% customers
(Customers survey Europe and USA)
privately owned by Ter Group
Paramelt is part of the Ter Group, a family owned company that has earned a reputation for worldwide, reliable distribution, production and trade of chemical raw materials since 1908.
Ter Group is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany with a global network of subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Paramelt adds a strong component of production and R&D capabilities to the Ter Group’s trading, distribution and plastics compounding activities. In 2018 the Ter Group generated a turnover of € 838 million with 1146 employees. More details about the companies and activities can be found on Ter Group.
With 8 production facilities delivering in more than 80 countries, we have truly global perspective and local service.