BYK Additives & Instruments

Wesel, January 27, 2015

Alejandro Basterra is the new Managing Director at BYK Chemie de México

Alejandro Basterra is the new Managing Director of BYK Chemie de México as of January 5, 2015.

Alejandro Basterra was until recently Sales Manager at DuPont with responsibility for Mexico, Central America and Columbia. In prior roles at DuPont and GE Plastics, he held positions in Business Development, Logistics and Supply Chain.

“We are delighted to have gained such an experienced colleague as Alejandro Basterra. With his knowledge of the industry and his dedication, he will advance the continuing development of BYK Chemie de México,” is the view of Gerd Judith, Managing Director Marketing & Sales at BYK Additives & Instruments.

About BYK Additives & Instruments:

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.
The coatings, inks and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with oil production, the manufacture of care products, paper surface finishing, the manufacture of adhesives and sealants, or construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes.
Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic and paper products and are an important part of quality control.
As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg and Schkopau (Germany), Deventer and Denekamp (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville (USA) and Tongling (China).

BYK‘s instrument section (BYK-Gardner) is based in the Upper Bavarian town of Geretsried.

Today the company employs around 1,800 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.