Biesterfeld Plastic: New organisation

Hamburg-based Biesterfeld Plastic is adapting its business unit structure. Biesterfeld Plastic has now five instead of the previous three business units:

  1. Advanced Polymers,
  2. Engineering Polymers,
  3. High Performance Polymers,
  4. Performance Elastomers and
  5. Sustainable Polymer Solutions.

As part of the adjustment, the existing Engineering Polymers division has become three independent business units, Engineering Polymers, High Performance Polymers and Performance Elastomers. “This subdivision will enable us to make even better use of synergies within the business units and hone our segment depth. We will also be even more agile in the high-performance plastics market and be able to respond even more effectively to the growing needs of our partners and customers on a global level,” says Carsten Harms, management spokesperson for Biesterfeld Plastic and member of the Executive Board of Biesterfeld AG.

High Performance Polymers and Performance Elastomers are headed by Dietmar Zinkand, who was responsible for the original Engineering Polymers business unit prior to the reorganisation. The role of Business Manager for the new Engineering Polymers unit was filled internally with the appointment of Martin Rathke. Advanced Polymers, under Business Manager Wilhelm Postel, brings together styrene copolymers, transparent technical plastics, PC blends and compounds, and styrene-butadiene block copolymers. The new business unit, Sustainable Polymer Solutions, has also been set up to focus on sustainability.

“Sustainable plastic solutions are a key market trend,” says Martin Umbach, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Plastic and Business Manager for Sustainable Polymer Solutions. “Together with our innovative principals, we develop application-oriented solutions. Thanks to a comprehensive material portfolio, we are able to work with our customers to create sustainable and recyclable end products.”