KRAHN Hellas S.A. signs distribution agreement with BYK-Chemie GmbH


KRAHN Hellas S.A. expands its distribution portfolio with the additive range of BYK-Chemie GmbH, a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals.

With this cooperation, KRAHN Hellas, the Greek subsidiary of Germany-based KRAHN Chemie GmbH, offers its customers in Greece and Cyprus the versatile product portfolio of BYK for applications related to the industrial end-uses printing inks, inkjet inks, adhesives and sealants, paper coatings, household (industrial and institutional), lubricants and mold release as well as foundry and refractory, energy storage and ceramics. For those applications KRAHN Hellas can now provide solutions for pigment stabilization, defoaming, improved surface properties and rheology control. 

“We are pleased to have BYK-Chemie as an important partner to further strengthen and consolidate our position as a distributor for high-performance chemical additives. This is an excellent expansion to our portfolio and we can meet the demands of our customers in additional fields while concurrently offering added value in our solution-oriented consulting”, explains Yannis Protopapas, Managing Director of KRAHN Hellas S.A.

“Due to the distribution partnership with BYK-Chemie we are well positioned across a wide range of market segments in the Eastern Mediterranean region. This is an important milestone for KRAHN Hellas”, adds Dr. Rolf Kuropka, CEO of KRAHN Chemie GmbH and Chairman of KRAHN Hellas S.A.

So far, KRAHN Hellas has specialized in the distribution and technical support of lubricant additives and scientific instruments for R&D and QC laboratories in the oil, pharmaceutical and chemical industries in the Greek, Israeli and Cypriot markets. Here, the main focus are additives for lubricants, which are used in automotive, industrial and marine applications.

About KRAHN Hellas

KRAHN Hellas S.A. is a chemical distribution company located in Athens, Greece. It offers its customers an extensive and high-quality product range, technical services as well as in-house laboratory support, and works closely together with international chemical manufacturers. They benefit from its target-oriented product marketing in Greece and Israel — utilizing deep knowledge of the local markets.

KRAHN Hellas is a part of KRAHN Chemie Group, which achieved a turnover of about EUR 300 million and currently employs 250 people, in 2021. It supplies products to the following processing industries: coatings, construction, adhesives and sealants, plastics, rubber, lubricants, cleaning and disinfection, personal care, chemical intermediates as well as all industrial sectors in which heating and cooling circuits are used. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, KRAHN Chemie Group has subsidiaries and local sales teams in Benelux, France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Sweden, United Kingdom, Spain, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and China.