History

Decades of experience as a senior employee of one of the largest chemical trading companies in the world, coupled with the passion of a Hamburg businessman and a product that had great potential in a variety of applications when the company was founded, were the basis for the overall successful development of the company.

From the very beginning, the idea of service has been at the center of the company’s activities. The “all in one hand” concept – purchasing/sales/logistics/invoicing within the company – ensures that all partners along the supply chain are coordinated in the best possible way and can therefore derive the best possible benefit from the business.

Starting with the marketing of the product “Zeolite” in particular to the detergent industry with essentially one company as a major customer, both the product portfolio and the customer base were significantly expanded and diversified in the coming years to ensure the sustainable development of the company. Many new products were first introduced into the suppliers’ production through the initiative of Georg von Gusovius and his team.

Today, the company’s portfolio includes more than 20 products and a customer base of more than 50 companies on a global scale.

In addition to the business as such, however, it has always been Georg von Gusovius’ obligation and need in equal measure to employ and develop capable, motivated and committed employees in his company. This was and is the second pillar of the company’s success.

In addition to the business as such, however, Georg von Gusovius has always been both obliged and required to employ and develop capable, motivated and committed staff in his company. This was and is the second pillar of the company’s success.

And logically, it also laid the foundation for the company’s further, sustainable development.

In 2019, Georg von Gusovius handed over the company into the trustworthy hands of his youngest son Friedrich, who, after several years as product manager, is now leading SILKEM Vertriebs AG into a new era in the company’s history.