We value both the traditional and the modern

In 1912, two merchant friends started a business in Hamburg that specialized in the trade of natural rubber. Two generations later, NRC stands as a leading international distributor of chemical products – with 26 subsidiaries and 420 employees to its name.

Eduard Nordmann
Fritz Rassmann

1912: Nordmann, Rassmann (NRC) is founded by Eduard Nordmann and Fritz Rassmann in Hamburg as an international trading house for natural rubber                           

1915: Trade portfolio is expanded to include cocoa beans                   

1949: Start of chemical distribution    

1979: Edgar E. Nordmann and Carsten Nordmann become managing partners   

1991: Subsidiaries begin to be established in Central and Eastern Europe:

  • 1991: Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1993: Warsaw, Poland
  • 1994: Vienna, Austria
  • 1997: Budapest, Hungary
  • 1997: Maribor, Slovenia
  • 1998: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2004: Bucharest, Romania
  • 2005: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2007: Belgrade, Serbia

2003: The Georg Nordmann Holding AG is established     

2005: Kemi-Intressen AB is acquired in Stockholm, Sweden     

2007: prochem AG is acquired in Zurich, Switzerland 

2012: NRC celebrates its 100th anniversary

2013: Majority acquisition of Jointec S.r.l. in Milan, Italy and of Copci-Metamine S.A.S in Annecy-le-Vieux, France

2015: Neoquímica S.A. is acquired in Carregado, Portugal

2016: Establishment of Nordmann, Rassmann Turkey Dis Ticaret A.S. as a new member of The NRC Group

2017:Acquisition of Melrob Group Holding Ltd. United Kingdom