The Biesterfeld Group � a family-owned independent group of companies � has been active as an international trade and service company for 113 years. With an annual turnover of around 1.2 billion euros and more than 800 employees, Biesterfeld is represented at over 40 sites worldwide. The Biesterfeld Group focuses on sustainable, profitable growth in its four core business divisions: Biesterfeld Plastic is a major distributor of plastics and additives. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is active in Europe with products and solutions for speciality chemicals. The youngest business division Biesterfeld Performance Rubber is internationally active as a distributor for the rubber processing industry. As an international trading company, Biesterfeld International trades worldwide in base chemicals and specialities.