The headquarters of the Erzkontor Group is the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, in northern Germany. Our International Trading division currently consists of nine companies with sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Some 180 employees work for the Group around the world, generating annual revenues of roughly €350 million. Our customer base includes companies from the refractory industry, metallurgy and foundries, cement and construction materials as well as chemicals and plastics processing.
Our core business is trading. But we offer more than top-quality merchandise and the sourcing of raw materials in accordance with sound business ethics. Since Possehl Erzkontor GmbH was founded in 1915 we have continued to expand the range and scope of our services in upstream and downstream supply processes.
Today a network of established affiliates and offices around the globe support us alongside our subsidiaries. At key strategic sites we offer special value-added applications for preparing raw materials to industry and customer-specific standards. Our portfolio is completed by a wide range of services for distribution, logistics and international freight forwarding.
The companies and partners in the Erzkontor Group complement one another with their skills and great professionalism. Every one of our employees knows what to do. All of them act together with care, attention and passion to get the best for our customers. And they do this every day.
We look ahead, to respond proactively to any changes in the market and to offer our partners the uninterrupted reliability they know and expect from us. Our word is our bond. That is one reason why Possehl Erzkontor is greatly respected by customers and suppliers, shipping and transport companies, investors and financial service providers. For over 100 years now, all over the world.