Giving added value to customers and suppliers in global chemicals trading - with this claim Connect Chemicals was founded in 1998 by Qiping Hou, Dirk Otmar and Basar Karaca.

In addition to the traditional business of a trading company, Connect Chemicals GmbH further developed to a specialist "full service sourcing” company for its customers, in the field of Specialty Chemicals.

Consolidated within the Connect Chemicals Holding, various companies and offices are giving local service in the field of production, distribution, sourcing, outsourcing and blending of specialty chemicals.
By continuous growth of the organization Connect Chemicals became a well-recognized global player in the world of specialty chemical.

Some of our milestones:

1999 Connect Chemicals Tianjin Co Ltd. in Tianjin, China

1999 Connect Chemicals UK Ltd, in Cheshire, UK

2000 Connect Chemicals Wuxi Co. Ltd in Jiangsu, China

2000 Connect Chemicals Italy Srl. Vimercate, Italy

2001 Connect Chemicals LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2001 Jingjiang Connect Chemical Co. Ltd

2001 Connect Rugao Chemicals Co. Ltd.

2003 Connect Chemicals France

2004 Connect Wilson (Penglai) Chemicals, Shandong, China

2004 Connect Chemicals GmbH, Liaison Office, India

2009 Connect Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd.

2014 Connect Chemicals Benelux B.V.

This emphasizes once again our mission and future direction, for the benefit of our customers, to the rapid changing realities of the global market for specialty chemicals.