Founded in 1836, BK Giulini today offers a broad range of specialty products worldwide. Realizing the growing importance of forward-looking water treatment technologies, BK Giulini in 2008 enlarged its water treatment department with the acquisistion of the Henkel Water Treatment section to build BKG Water Solutions. With the integration of the German drinking water treatment supplier Metakorin in 2009 and one of Scandinavia’s largest water treatment companies Tiami in 2012, we completed our technologies for industrial processes and municipalities and strengthened our global position. BK Giulini is part of ICL Ltd., an international operating group producing specialty products.
At the turn of the century, the production of phosphate fertilizers, phosphoric acid and aluminium compounds was started. After the Second World War, the company expanded its product range to pharmaceutical compounds and raw materials, water treatment chemicals, synthetic gypsum, food additives, chemical specialties for the paper industry, as well as inner-shoe components for the footwear industry.
In 1977, ICL - ISRAEL CHEMICALS LTD. took over the company and founded Giulini Chemie GmbH as their subsidiary.
Benckiser Knapsack GmbH (BK) was founded in 1967 by Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH and Hoechst AG. BK developed into a renowned supplier of phosphates for detergents, food additives, water treatment, and other applications, as well as of a wide range of industrial specialties. In 1990, Joh. A. Benckiser sold their shares to Hoechst AG and the company was renamed BK Ladenburg Gesellschaft für Chemische Erzeugnisse GmbH.
In 1996, ROTEM- AMFERT- NEGEV LTD., a subsidiary of ICL, acquired BK Ladenburg.
As of January 1, 1997, BK Ladenburg and Giulini Chemie have been merged to form BK Giulini GmbH & Co. OHG, a 100 % subsidiary of the ROTEM-AMFERT-NEGEV Group.
In 2003 the company was renamed BK Giulini GmbH.
In addition to BKG Water Solutions, BK Giulini is active in the following sectors:
Located in the heart of Europe, BK Giulini supplies customers in more than 100 countries all over the world, with several branches and production sites in Europe, America and Asia.