Wolf Group I Krimelte, a leading European manufacturer of construction chemistry products, is well known on all continents. The company invests approximately a million euros per year in product development and employs more than 400 people all over the world. Melanie Beinker-Wahl has been the country manager of Wolf Group I Krimelte in Germany since April, and she is responsible for the entire D-A-CH region. German-language markets have always been among the Group’s trading partners and the products and systems developed in the company have been used for the construction of the Allianz Arena in Munich, among others.
Almost 100% of the product and tool development has been carried out in the laboratories of production units in Estonia and Spain. Thirty new sealant or adhesive formulas are created every year, and there are more than 100 of them in our portfolio, half of which are used to produce our own brands PENOSIL and Olivé, and the rest as the new developments of our partners under their trademarks. The products are sold in at least 70 export markets, and our ambition is to keep increasing our sales. “The large number of markets shows that the product solutions of Wolf Group I Krimelte are suitable for very different regions and consumers, but our representation is the strongest in Europe,” says Melanie Beinker-Wahl.
Wolf Group I Krimelte has been offering all-in-one solutions for private-label product development and packaging design for several years. “If a client wants a private-label product, we take a look at what they’ve been selling so far and find them a suitable solution among the formulas of Wolf Group I Krimelte,” says Melanie Beinker-Wahl. “The second option is to develop a unique product according to the customer’s description.” The products are then fine-tuned for regional and climatic conditions at the lab. For example, German clients like silicone that is somewhat thicker than usual.
As many construction trends start in Germany, Wolf Group I Krimelte has been proceeding from German quality in its solutions for many years. The experts of our development departments in Tallinn and Spain constantly monitor the new requirements that are established. Consumers expect products that are safer for health, more environment friendly and energy efficient, even if they are not yet required by law. With the German market in mind, Wolf Group I Krimelte has focused on its portfolio of phthalate-free acrylics, no-MEKO silicones and tin catalyst-free products. “When the construction solutions of Wolf Group I Krimelte are used as instructed, it helps spare the environment, reduce energy losses and air leaks, and improve weather resistance and moisture proofing,” emphasises Beinker-Wahl. Sustainable energy-efficient construction solutions as well as well insulated and sealed constructions significantly reduce the heating expenses of consumers. The mission of Wolf Group I Krimelte is to improve people’s quality of life via healthy, energy-saving construction solutions that have a low environmental impact.