Intelligent Solutions, High Flexibility, Creativity

Intelligent Solutions, High Flexibility, Creativity

The range of services.

  • Chemicals, fine chemicals

  • Food additives

  • Feed additives

  • Specialities like rubber, resins, hydrocolloids

  • Hazardous substances in refrigerated containers

  • Products for the cosmetics industry

  • Flame retardants

  • Sourcing of new or customer-strategic products worldwide from sampling to final delivery


We see ourselves not only as a dealer, but increasingly as a service in terms of our comprehensive care for our customers.
Logistics companies support us with storing, repackaging, sieving, mixing, etc.

Our History and Tradition.

The company IHC was founded by Inge and Willi Hamacher as a brokerage company. Long years of experience in a responsible position in various small and large German chemical trading companies.

1983 - 1991

Eight years of pioneering work in China led Inge and Willi Hamacher in 1991 as the basis for the foundation of the family-owned company IHC.

Soon the realization dawned that trading as practised as a broker did not meet the requirements of customers, nor could awaken their interest.


Four years later, the conversion into a partnership under the name IHC – IH took place. Chempharm, chemicals and hydrocolloids distributors.

At the same time, an office was opened in China.

The first successes emerged through the import of chemical technical raw materials and thickening agents from two major producers in Asia, building a close personal bond with their families.


Thereafter the transformation into a limited liability company was absolutely necessary in the course of expansion and the resulting turnover increase.

Inge and Willi Hamacher hold the company’s shares together as partners.


The younger son Dietmar Hamacher becomes a junior partner and equal CEO.

2005 - 2008
2005relocation of the China office to Lianyungang.
2008relocation of the China office to Tianjin and Xi’an.
2008 - 2020
2008Certification according to DIN EN 9001:2008
2009Feed additives: Certification according to GMP + B2
2011Trade, collection, storage and envelope: Certification according to GMP + B3
2012Quality control of feed materials: Re Zertifi. GMP+ B2
2014Quality management system: Re Audit ISO 9001:2008
Trade, collection, storage and envelope: supervis.audit GMP+B3
2015Quality management system: period. Audit ISO 9001:2008
Trade, collection, storage and envelope: Re Audit GMP+B3
New Challanges
2016Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals: REACh finale Phase 2018
Sale, distribution and use of biocidal products throughout Europe: Biocidal guideline
2017IFS Broker Certification
2018GMP+ Audit
2019IFS Audit higher level
2020GMP+ Audit
2021 - 2022
2021GMP+ Audit
2022IFS broker Audit, higher level
2023GMP+ Audit
2023IFS Broker Audit

IHC - Locations & Warehouse.

Central, Administration

IHC-I.H. Chempharm GmbH
Ernst Bloch Strasse 16
D-51377 Leverkusen

Just like an office in China and the Philippines.

Warehousing Germany

D-21107 Hamburg

Warehousing Belgium

BE- 2300 Belgium
BE- 2340 Belgium

Warehousing Netherlands

NL- 4906 CW Netherlands

Warehousing Netherlands

NL-4836 LE Breda Netherlands

Warehousing UK

UK- Felixstowe United Kingdom

Career at IHC.

Only if everybody knows the target can the direction be right.
Do you have the aspiration to look back on your achievements satisfied at the end of each day?
Do you have a sense of responsibility, do you commit yourself to and enjoy dealing with ever-changing national and international challenges?
Would you like to use your positive abilities and skills matching our business divisions profitably for you and the company?
Do you identify with our attitudes and values?

Then apply to us!
Introduce your personality recognizably.
Improve yourself noticeably and become part of a successful team.

We request applications to Dietmar Hamacher

Looking for cooperation partners

We are looking for a partner who will enter into a merger or cooperation with us for market-strategic reasons. Our product range focuses by 70% on the chemical industry and by 30% on the food and feed industry.

Ideally, a partner in the area of food additives would be desirable. Our office in China is an ideal condition for synergisms both in purchasing and in the search for new products and manufacturers. We consider our website as a forum of this advert, to allow potential partners a free first contact with us, without the aid of external agents.

We request offers to Dietmar Hamacher