History

Over 100 years of experience with chemical and mineral specialties

Lehmann&Voss&Co.-History
1894 Lehmann&Voss&Co. founded as a trading house
1903 Start of production of magnesium oxide
1907 Establishment of a lab for technical consultation for the rubber and cable industries
1922 Launch of marketing of carbon black 
1954 Introduction of precoat filtration in Germany and start of sales of raw materials for coatings
1965 Start of marketing for raw materials and additives for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries
1973 Start of production of masterbatches for the plastics industry
1984 Start of production and sale of high-performance compounds
1990 Expansion of European sales organization through founding of foreign subsidiaries (LEHVOSS UK, France, Italia)
1992 DIN EN ISO 9001 certification
2004 Acquisition of Chem Import in Italy
2008 Acquisition of Paroxite in UK and Auer-Remy GmbH in Hamburg
2011 Acquisition 20 % of Biophil S.P.A. in Italy
2012 Investment in additional land and office space at Wandsbek site
2013 Foundation of LEHVOSS North America, LLC and LEHVOSS Nederland B.V.
2014 Foundation of LEHVOSS (Shanghai) Chemical Trading Co.Ltd. and of LEHVOSS Russia
2015 Complete acquisition of BIOPHIL Group; acquisition of WMK Plastics GmbH in Solingen, Performance Compounding Inc. in USA and Gee Lawson Ltd. in UK; foundation of LEHVOSS Korea
2016 Foundation of LEHVOSS Kunshan, China as production company. Integration of the Biophil Group Companies and of Gee Lawson Ltd. into the local LEHVOSS Group Companies
2018 Foundation von LEHVOSS Polska Sp. Z. o. o. and acquisition of Osthoff Omega Group in Norderstedt, Germany
2019 125th Anniversary; Commissioning of the new laboratory and pilot plant building