The German Bodo Möller Chemie Group announced its merger with General Adhesivos SLU, expanding its business in Spain and Portugal, and enlarging its adhesive expertise in industrial applications in the area. With the takeover of the Spanish distributor in October of this year, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group has also expanded by an additional adhesive laboratory. In addition to the already existing Adhesive Competence Center (ACC) in Poland, which performs chemical adhesive analyses as well as static and dynamic FEM calculations of adhesive bonds with reduction simulations, the laboratory in Spain offers mechanical plastic analyses and process simulations. The headquarters of General Adhesivos in Alforja, Spain, is close to the industrial centers of Tarragona and Barcelona.

“This merger is an essential component for us to demonstrate our own expertise on the Iberian Peninsula. Moreover, we expand our overall know-how through the team and the laboratory of General Adhesivos, pursuing a pan-European approach and a general organic growth strategy in this way solely through the two laboratories in Poland and Spain,” said Frank Haug, chairman of the board at the Bodo Möller Chemie Group. Both adhesive laboratories of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group are certified according to the Fraunhofer IFAM and can therefore prepare companies for audits according to DIN 6701.

75 years of Adhesive Expertise

In Europe, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group supports industrial users in adhesive selection, constructive adhesive calculations, and distribution. The close collaboration with Medmix additionally allows the optimal selection of the dosing and application technology for special adhesive applications. The groups have almost 75 years of joint experience–almost 50 at Bodo Möller Chemie and additional 25 at General Adhesivos–in the adhesive market. Both companies have been working for partners such as Huntsman, Henkel, 3M, and Medmix for many years.

“The Bodo Möller Chemie Group is recognized internationally and has accomplished a lot more than distribution, something that fits perfectly to our values of a business likewise founded as a family-owned company. Together, we can offer our customers on the Iberian Peninsula and in all of Europe a seamless service, from consulting to delivery with our own logistics,” said Sergio Lopez, CEO of General Adhesivos. The company founded in 1999 cooperates closely with local industries in the railway, automobile manufacturing, composite, ceramic, and electronics areas.

Certified Adhesive Specialist

As distributor and technical partner, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group has extensive certifications. Apart from the staff in the adhesive laboratories trained by the Fraunhofer IFAM, the group is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. The two laboratory locations of the Adhesive Competence Center (ACC) can perform pre-audits according to DIN 2304 and DIN 6701, thereby providing valuable support to the industry. Thanks to the close collaboration with Medmix, industrial customers can be optimally prepared for adhesive processing–dosing and application–with specific training at the Adhesive Training Center.

“We offer our customers the entire process support, from selection and testing of the adhesives all the way to continuous delivery. Our partners know this too–something that the globally leading adhesive manufacturers highly appreciate. With the new setup, we can significantly expand our market access in Europe and be a one-stop shop for the industry–even with a modern online shop for industrial adhesives,” added Alex Matosas, managing director of the Spanish Bodo Möller Chemie branch.

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