VELOX – 25 years in motion

VELOX was founded in 1993 when Bernard Goursaud and Max Schlenzig decided to create a sales and marketing company for chemical specialities. Benefitting from an international background in the sector and many years of experience, their idea was to establish a new concept for chemicals distribution. This is focused on a strong partnership between the provider and VELOX, as well as on the continuous pan-European expansion of the sales network.

Since then VELOX has grown steadily and is today a European leader in the marketing and supply of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, additives,  paints and coatings industries. We have local sales offices in 21 countries and more than 230 experienced staff.

Key dates in our corporate development

2015:Signature of our Joint Venture with Advanc3D Materials.
2015:Recruitment of our 200th employee
2013:Signature of our joint venture with ALPOMID GmbH & Co. KG to distributes composites products in Germany. Foundation of Composites VELOX GmbH
2013:VELOX celebrates its 20 Years anniversary
2013:Signature of our Joint Venture with Shanghai Brightfield Co. Ltd. Foundation of VELOX China Ltd.
2012:Acquisition of our new Composites Division. VELOX takes over roughly 50 colleagues in 12 European countries
2012:Foundation of our sales offices in Romania
2009:Recruitment of our 100th employee
2009:Appointment of François Minec as General Manager
2009:Merger of our plastic additives with our rubber business to create the new Additives Division
2007:Foundation of VELOX Scandinavia, based in Sweden
2006:Signature of our distribution agreement with Lubrizol (formerly Noveon) for Estane, Estaloc, Tecothane and Tecoflex
2004:Foundation of our sales offices in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Turkey
1999:Foundation of our sales offices in France, Spain and the United Kingdom
1998:Creation of our Rubber and Paints & Coatings Divisions
1997:Foundation of our sales offices in Italy and Benelux
1995:Creation of our Plastics Division
1995:Beginning of our cooperation with Asahi Kasei for the distribution of Asaclean, Tufprene and Asaflex
1993:Signature of our first distribution contract with BP (INEOS Barex) for the distribution of Barex
1993:Foundation of VELOX in Hamburg, Germany: our Head Office is still located in the city centre today