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Chemical distributor OQEMA grows with acquisition in Hamburg, Germany

Mönchengladbach, Germany – 15. December 2020 – The OQEMA Group has acquired German based Claus Nitsche & Sohn GmbH and will integrate the company moving forward.  

With over 60 years in the industry, Claus Nitsche & Sohn GmbH focuses on high-quality essential oils, natural flavours, fragrances ingredients and innovative ingredients solutions. This product scope is a perfect complement to OQEMA’s Flavour & Fragrance range.

Morton Schmidt, who has successfully managed Claus Nitsche & Sohn GmbH for the past eleven years and will be co-leading the company in the future, said: ‘We are sure we have found the perfect partner in OQEMA, who represents our values and is simply a good fit for us. Nitsche will initially act independently within the OQEMA Group, combining the long-lasting expertise in the field of organic-certified essential oils and conventional natural essential oils as well as natural aromatic isolates with the international network of customers and suppliers of the OQEMA Group. We are looking forward to enormous growth and development opportunities in the coming years.’

Hartmut Kunz, CFO of OQEMA AG, is proud of this complementary addition to our group and with this move, he and his team continue to pursue the European strategy of the company: ‘What convinced us is the quality of the management and the excellent product range, which provides a good operating base for further expansion into the natural oils business. On one hand, it complements our existing business and on the other, we can tap into the strong market position of Claus Nitsche & Sohn GmbH with its sustainable range of products.