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Life is complex. With our work we wish to make your business as simple as possible, and we're aligned to find precisely the right solution for your applications and needs. To always think a step ahead, we've established an extensive range of technical expertise within the industries of our customers. Our teams support and accompany all processes along the industry-specific process chain in a committed and highly collaborative way.

OQEMA is one of the 10 leading wholesalers for commodities and specialities in Europe. Our group of companies headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany has an expansive network with subsidiaries in 17 European countries and almost 1,000 employees. Founded in 1922 as Gebrüder Overlack Chemische Fabrik GmbH, OQEMA still remains in the ownership of the founding family.

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    Chemical distributor OQEMA is growing in Switzerland

    Up until recently, the OQEMA Group was represented in Switzerland with a branch in Stansstad on the banks of Lake Lucerne, which primarily promoted contract business around the globe. With the new branch in Basel-Landschaft, this business will be complemented by that of a traditional distri ... more

    The chemical distributor OQEMA is growing in Southern Europe

    The Milanese chemical distributor EVS (Elettrochimica Valle Staffora S.p.a.) joined the Mönchengladbach-based OQEMA Group in April. The business lines of EVS cover the full organic and inorganic product ranges and in terms of specialities, EVS is a perfect complement to the OQEMA portfolio ... more

    Overlack Group strengthens its Europe-wide network with the acquisition of Ceepal

    To strengthen the Europe-wide network the Overlack Group acquired the Belgian Ceepal in the beginning of this year. ”After more than 50 years, we have established a very good market position and acquired an excellent reputation in Belgium. It is now the right moment for us to go one step fu ... more

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