50 years of tradition and pioneering spirit

In 1963, Max K. Friedli established his own chemical trading business in Zürich. Five decades later, prochem AG stands among the leading chemical distribution companies in Switzerland.

1963: Max K. Friedli founds prochem AG in Zürich with the aim of establishing a Swiss distribution network for Dow Chemical Company (USA)

1970s-1980s: Focus is placed on the distribution of top quality specialty chemicals and raw materials

1987: Son Markus Friedli becomes sole owner after the death of company founder Max Friedli

1987-1996: August J. Knecht takes over company management

1997-2013: René Monti is Managing Director

2007: Markus Friedli sells prochem to Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH in Hamburg. prochem becomes part of the international NRC Group

2012: Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH celebrates its 100th anniversary

2013: 50-year company anniversary of prochem and majority acquisition of Jointec S.r.l. in Milan, Italy and of Copci-Metamine S.A.S in Annecy-le-Vieux, France by NRC

2014: Dr. Marco Pickel becomes Managing Director

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

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

2018: Dr. Michael Lovrek becomes Managing Director