TER Group

TER Group – Materials and Technology

The Ter Group is a globally active family enterprise organised in three divisions. The divisions specialise in the sectors of chemical distribution, plastics distribution and processing, wax finishing and adhesives production. Founded in 1908, the company now has 1,150 employees, 48 subsidiaries and 9 production sites.

In the distribution business, the Group acts as a link between internationally renowned suppliers and a broad-based customer network. As a reliable supply partner, the Group companies fulfil the individual needs of their customers globally in terms of application, availability, quality, timing and price.

In the production of adhesives as well as in the blending of waxes and compounding of plastics, the TER Group is a market leader in specialised application segments. Through product development coupled with application technology and a keen sense of new trends, the TER Group is able to establish innovative value-added products and processes for its customers as a development partner.

Materials and Technology - as a technology partner to its customers, the Ter Group combines expertise in procurement and distribution with know-how in application technology, product development and production. All companies of the TER Group accompany their customers purposefully from the initial task, through the application solution, to the finished product for application industries such as aerospace, automotive, healthcare, construction.

For over 110 years, the TER Group has reliably met the needs of its customers.

TER Group – our Divisions

The chemical distributor of choice

TER Chemicals is a globally operating trading and distribution company for chemical intermediates and a specialist in adhesives, Paints & Coatings, Lubricants, Home & Personal Care, Food & Feed and Disinfectants.

Your specialist for performance polymers

TER Plastics is an expert in performance polymers. The distributor and manufacturer offers a full range of commodities and high performance engineering plastics – from small quantities to a full-service portfolio.

Experience performance

Paramelt is a globally operating manufacturer of wax products, adhesives and specialty dispersions who offers its clients customized solutions of consistently high quality.

TER Group – our Services

As a technology partner to its customers, the TER Group combines its logistical expertise in the procurement and distribution of a wide range of materials with its experience in application technology, product development and production. This comprehensive service approach in terms of application, quality, timing, value for money, quantity and delivery frequency enables the TER Group to offer products and solutions across divisions to provide the best service to its customers - worldwide.

Based on its international presence, technical expertise and efficient network, the TER Group supplies its customers with precisely tailored pre-products for further processing in their production.

The TER Group is an absolutely reliable and competent partner for its customers and suppliers.


TER Group offers the manufacturing industry a wide range of specialty chemicals, food additives, waxes and resins as well as polymers and adhesives. A global network of suppliers ensures that the best available materials are sourced for every task at hand. In our role as a technology partner, we also come up with complementary solutions that are developed in our own production facilities to meet special customer requirements.




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Working for TER Group

Sustainable success in business is the result of the smooth interaction between people. Our employees all over the world share a motivating working environment and an internationally inspired corporate culture. We are united by the fundamental values of curiosity, responsibility and reliability. These fundamental values determine the way in which we work. They are also the principles by which our employees and partners have been guided in their day-to-day work for three generations.

You want to become part of TER Group?

For vacant positions, see the websites of our three divisions TER Chemicals, TER Plastics and Paramelt.


An experienced management team leads TER Group and its 48 subsidiaries.

Christian Westphal
Andreas Früh
CEO TER Chemicals
Wolfgang Siegel
CEO TER Plastics
Mikael Dahlstroem
CEO Paramelt


Over the past 110 years, TER Group has evolved from a trader and distributor of waxes into a globally operating distribution and production expert specialty chemicals, plastics as well as waxes and adhesives sector. For the suppliers of commodities, resins, food additives and specialty chemicals the TER Group is regarded as  a reliable partner.


TER Group has a presence wherever this benefits our customers and suppliers and where our qualified employees can have a finger on the pulse of the markets. A regional presence as well as industry know-how and applications expertise are essential to really understand markets and the purposes for which products are used.


In this section, we inform you about the latest developments and news of our Group. For more news, also visit the News pages of the three divisions: TER Chemicals, TER Plastics and Paramelt.

If you have any questions about the TER Group or one of our three divisions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Here you will find the contact details of our contact persons.

Mrs. Uta Seiler
Phone: +49 40 3005010

Mrs. Stephanie Stenzel
Phone: +49 2366 5661 121

Mr. Steffen Osinga
Phone: +31 72 5750600


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