The Company: History

Established in 1955 and innovative ever since.

On the very day it was founded, 1 May 1955, Vosschemie started developing successful products and techniques for cold-curing plastics. Skilled master coachbuilder Klaus-Wilhelm Voss showed he had a keen flair for promising products and future markets. Our past endeavours have enabled us to maintain a sustainable strategic alignment. Thanks to this continuity, we have been able to build up in-depth expertise and exceptional specialisation. Decisions can be taken much more quickly and innovation can be pushed through with greater speed.

Interested in finding out more about the Vosschemie story? Then explore the timeline below, which sets out all the major milestones in the company’s history.

VOSSCHEMIE 1955 till today

1955

1955

Klaus-Wilhelm Voss establishes his one-man business. The company split on 15 January 1979 creates Vosschemie GmbH.

1961

1961

The first product leaves the Uetersen plant – polyester filling compound “FERROPLAST” is an example of the pioneering work being done to bind plastic with metal in the automotive repairs sector.

1962

1962

Vosschemie formulates ready-to-use materials such as polyester resins and markets these with glass fibres for DIY builders of GRP boats.

1963

1963

The first “Build yourself a boat” brochures appear.

1964

1964

The first Vosschemie subsidiary outside Germany is established in France.

1966

1966

The company moves into its current 40,000m2 site.

1967

1967

Production of polyurethane foams is launched.

1968

1968

Vosschemie Polyester De Moor bv / Belgium is established.

1970

1970

New office buildings are built in Uetersen.

1975

1975

Polyurethane foams are developed for retroactively foaming masonry.

1979

1979

Our first patented filler dispenser is presented to car painters as a genuine innovation.

1985

1985

Sales of Reichhold gelcoats and resins are launched.

1989

1989

The CARSYSTEM business unit is set up as a pillar for distribution.

1990

1990

Development and marketing of MULTI filling compound.

1994

1994

BOB rust protection and adhesive steel activities are taken over.

1998

1998

New site in Kolbermoor is opened.

2000

2000

Launch of YACHTCARE, the standard for boat repair and maintenance products. The sales partnership with Atochem – known today as Arkema – is established.

2004

2004

The SCANDICCARE wood preservation range is launched.

2005

2005

The company celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2006

2006

A new facility is built in Uetersen with space for up to 4000 Euro-format pallets.

2007

2007

The patented “Speedmixer” for ready-mixed filling compound is launched. The storage facility at the Oschatz site is expanded. Capacities are expanded at the production facilities for polyester filling compounds. The sales partnership with SPHERETEXT volumised reinforcing agents is established.

2008

2008

The administration building in Uetersen is expanded.

2009

2009

Production of SCANDICCARE oils is expanded.

2010

2010

New facilities are built in France. Storage capacities in France are doubled. An interest is acquired in Spheretex GmbH (volumised reinforcing fibres).

2012

2012

Production and marketing of water-based, one-part acrylic filling agents is launched.

2013

2013

New production and storage facilities are built with an integrated Technical Centre and showroom.

Our divisions

AUTOMOTIVE division:

The Automotive division supplies perfectly coordinated product systems for bodywork and paintwork repairs.

Comprising more than 2,000 products, the CARSYSTEM brand offers a full range for day-to-day needs in the car refinishing sector. Everything you need from one place – worldwide.

AUTOMOTIVE

DECO & YACHT division

We supply products for boat and yacht maintenance and for upkeep work around the garden and house that meet the needs of skilled professionals and enthusiastic amateurs.

Everything needed for repair, maintenance, conservation and renovation work to the very highest quality standards – and all from one place.

DECO & YACHT

INDUSTRY division

Vosschemie has years of experience in working with unsaturated polyesters, polyurethanes, epoxies and silicones.

Working in these product areas for our customers, we formulate a wide range of different solutions that are designed to meet the ever growing demands of the market.

INDUSTRY