OQEMA Benelux: Pioneering Excellence in
Chemical Distribution for Over 50 Years


Established as Ella Chemie in the Netherlands, OQEMA Benelux has been a trailblazer in chemical distribution, consistently achieving success for more than five decades. Our unwavering commitment to excellence has enabled us to specialize in the distribution of inorganic and organic chemicals, further solidifying our market position. Over the past decade, strategic acquisitions, such as Ceepal in Pelt and Roam Chemie in Houthalen, have contributed to our continuous growth and expansion.



Our Core Values: Reliability, Safety, Quality, and Sustainability


At OQEMA Benelux, we place utmost importance on reliability, safety, quality, and sustainability in all aspects of our operations. These values underpin our approach to serving customers and guiding our partnerships with production partners.


Distinctive Offerings


  • Tailored Price System: To cater to the specific needs of our customers in the Benelux region, we have developed a flexible price system based on spot, monthly, quarterly, yearly, or formula prices. This personalized approach sets us apart and ensures maximum customer satisfaction.
  • Expertise in Production and Distribution: With extensive expertise in both producer and distributor environments, we stand as an attractive partner to both our esteemed customers and production partners. This unique advantage empowers us to thrive in a constantly evolving market.
  • Continuous Innovation: Embracing a dynamic business approach, we continuously evolve our focused product portfolio to capitalize on emerging market opportunities. We firmly believe that progress is the key to our success, and stagnation is not an option.
  • Unparalleled Logistics Solutions: Our commitment to customer satisfaction extends beyond product quality. With individual logistics solutions and well-established storage capacities, we offer enhanced flexibility and safety to our valued customers.
  • Strategic Locations: Strategically positioned between the major ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam on one side and the Ruhr area on the other side, our sites facilitate seamless distribution and timely deliveries.
  • Custom Blends and Solutions: In addition to our comprehensive product portfolio, we take pride in providing tailor-made blends based on the specific requirements of our customers. Equipped with our own mixing tanks and filling lines, we ensure superior product customization.


Building Relationships, Embracing Expertise


Our success story is not just about distribution but also about nurturing enduring relationships with customers and suppliers alike. As part of a pan-European player, we leverage even more expertise and possibilities across various fields and segments, further enhancing our value proposition.




OQEMA Benelux stands as a beacon of excellence in the chemical distribution industry, spearheading innovation, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. With a rich history and a vision for a dynamic future, we continue to pave the way for success in the ever-evolving market. Join us on this journey of growth, reliability, and innovation.




Gunter van Baelen Managing Director

Stijn van Horssen Commercial Director

Joost van den Enden Financial / Quality & IT Director

Jarco Dekkers Operational Director