Gelsenchem – Your Partner for Feedstock Chemicals

From industrial chemicals to renewable energies to waste water treatment – Gelsenchem serves a wide variety of industries and sectors in Germany and Europe with precisely the feedstock chemicals they need. Our customers include major international players and SMEs as well as one-person businesses and public enterprises. We support them all as reliably as we do flexibly – with all our skills and experience.

We are a non-affiliated, owner-operated company. With modern marketing and delivery concepts, we create significant added value for our customers and suppliers and thus assume an important role as the functional link between the producing and consuming industries. We currently generate sales of approximately EUR 75 million.

In everything we do, we demonstrate not only our expertise in chemistry, logistics, and sales but also our commitment to sustainability with innovative products and concepts.

We have grouped a number of selected products that are beneficial to the environment under our Green the future!® umbrella brand, and we actively engage with a wide range of sustainability topics, covering the economy and ecology as well as social matters and ethics. This is how we contribute to cutting carbon emissions, protecting the environment and preventing climate change.


Hamburg – our headquarters since the company was founded over 30 years ago.


The Milan Office – our gateway to Eastern Europe and the global South.


The Shanghai Office – the base for our customers and business development in Asia.


The Los Angeles Office – our business hub for North and South America.


The Cape Town Office – our investment in one of the world’s emerging economic regions.

Gelsenchem makes


truck, railroad tank car and sea freight transports per year.

Biofuels are unavoidable in the effort to achieve the 2021 climate protection goals by 2030

9,7 million tons

of CO2 equivalent were saved in 2019 by using biofuels.
73% of these fuels were biodiesel.
In 2020

739 million tons

of greenhouse gases were emitted – 70 million tons (or 8.7%) less than in 2019.


of effluents from private households and public facilities in Germany are cleaned by sewage treatment plants.


30 years of Gelsenchem: still owner-operated, still non-affiliated.

1992 Gelsenchem was founded as an oil company.