In 2007, Kolb became a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, a company incorporated in Malaysia and listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Since, Kolb and KLK’s oleochemical division, KLK OLEO, have successfully been interweaving their roots. KLK OLEO is the world’s preeminent oleochemical producer, a company committed to delivering excellence in the global marketplace.
“By combining our specialisation in application know-how, rapidity and customer orientation together with KLK OLEO’s product value chain, we can boost each other’s individual capabilities to new levels. This, we can only attain together,” says Uwe Halder, CEO of Kolb.
As of 1 February 2016, Kolb will be rebranded as part of its new identity as a member of the KLK family. This would include having the KLK OLEO logo on its buildings, name-tags, letterhead and marketing material. The legal entities will stay the same. Kolb is proud to be part of a global player who believes in a successful and sustainable future for Kolb’s products and services as well as the value and might of Kolb’s sites in Hedingen (Switzerland) and Moerdijk (Netherland).
“With KLK OLEO, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, and KLK Tensachem in Ougrée (Belgium) being a close sister company, we have access to even more potential opportunities and capabilities,” says Anja Vonderhagen, Commercial Director of Kolb.
Martine Dols, Head of Marketing of Kolb adds, “To engage our employees with the rebranding, we have proudly launched the slogan – Uniting to unfold potential. Because we know — together we are much more than the sum of our parts.”
In the picture: Mr. Uwe Halder