Petrex attends ChemSpec Düsseldorf and CPhI Shanghai – meet us on the fair!

Petrex attends ChemSpec Düsseldorf and CPhI Shanghai – meet us on the fair!

Petrex GmbH offers a wide range of high-quality chemicals and APIs. We regularly attend exhibitions to connect with business partners. This month we attend the ChemSpec in Düsseldorf as well as the CPhI in Shanghai.


Chemspec Europe is a key event for the fine and speciality chemicals industry. This year it takes place in Düsseldorf on 19-20 June. With a highly specialised profile, the exhibition is the place to be for purchasers and agents to meet with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of fine and speciality chemicals.

CPHI China is Asia’s premier pharma event, bringing together suppliers and buyers from the entire pharmaceutical supply chain. Global pharma experts gather in Shanghai to network, source cost-effective solutions and conduct vital face-to-face business. The event takes place at Shanghai New International Expo Center on 19-21 June.

Meet us

We’re looking forward to meeting you. Please contact us for setting an appointment.

Petrex ISO 9001:2015 certification

Petrex ISO 9001:2015 certification

Petrex is proud to annouce their newly achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. We are committed to providing the best possible service to everyone involved with us. The high level of satisfaction can only be maintained through documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management.

Generally, the ISO 9001:2015 certification analyzes a business based on

  • Requirements for a QMS, including documented information, planning and determining process interactions
  • Responsibilities of management
  • Management of resources, including human resources and an organization’s work environment
  • Product realization, including the steps from design to delivery
  • Measurement, analysis, and improvement of the QMS through activities like internal audits and corrective and preventive action

Through this certification we demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Reduced paper usage and improved workflows by using DMS software

Reduced paper usage and improved workflows by using DMS software

In the first quarter we implemented a new software called d.velop. This Document Management Software (DMS) helps us to reduce paper usage and to promote sustainability through digitizing, organizing, and securing our documents. It is mainly used for bookkeeping files and supports many AI tools for example transfering files automatically to DATEV, the main german accounting software.

We received positive feedback from our colleagues due to higher working efficiency achieved through less copies and better searching tools.

There are many useful tools available in the market to digitize business workflows. We try to go one step after another to keep our team motivated to accept the change. The next step is already planned…

Sustainability: Petrex maintains EcoVadis Platinum

Sustainability: Petrex maintains EcoVadis Platinum

Sustainability is a process we’re happy to be a part of.

Petrex is proud to announce their continued excellent EcoVadis rating. For 2024, the CSR rating provider EcoVadis evaluated our efforts in the area of sustainability based on four key categories: environmental impact, labor, and human rights standards, ethics, and procurement practices. We are pleased to once again receive the platinum medal, which puts us at the forefront of the industry.

We appreciate the close cooperation with suppliers, customers, and partners to be more sustainable.

Any questions, please let us know.

2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

2024 – Year of the Wood Dragon

Dear business partner,

According to the lunar calendar, 2024 is the year of the wood dragon.

The dragon represents authority, prosperity, and good fortune. Those who were born in the year of the dragon are known for their captivating demeanor, distinct personality, and strong leadership abilities.

Below we would like to share the dates of public holidays in China 2024:

  • International New Year         Jan 1
  • Chinese New Year                 February 10 – 17
  • Qing Ming Festival                Apr 4 – 6
  • Labor Day                              May 1 – 5
  • Dragon Boat Festival           Jun 10
  • Mid-Autumn Festival            Sep 15 – 17
  • National Day                          Oct 1 – 7
Current sea freight situation

Current sea freight situation

Repeated attacks by the Houthis in Yemen on container ships in the Red Sea have caused sea freight rates to skyrocket. A third of the world’s container cargo is shipped via route Egypt’s Suez Canal connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and is the fastest route to transport fuel, food and consumer goods from Asia and the Middle East to Europe.

Until early January, more than 180 ships had already been rerouted around the South African Cape of Good Hope to avoid the attacks. This increased travel times by seven to 20 days. Although rates have soared, they are still well below the pandemic-related record of $14,000 per container for shipments from Asia to northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We wish our business partners and contacts all the best for 2024!

Days are getting longer now and we hope that the rainy weather in Northern Europe will soon fade away to make room for a colorful spring! Talking about spring, the Chinese “Spring Festival” or “Chinese New Year” is approaching in a few weeks time – on 10 February. According to the Lunar Calendar, 2024 is the year of the wood dragon.The dragon is related to success, intelligence and honour. Wood dragons are full of energy and dream of changing the world.

Below we would like to share the dates of all public holidays in China 2024:

International New Year   Jan 1

Chinese New Year   Feb 10 – 17

Qing Ming Festival   Apr 4 – 6

Labor Day   May 1 – 5

Dragon Boat Festival   Jun 8 – 10

Mid Autumn Festival   Sep 15 – 17

National Day   Oct 1 – 7

Merry Christmas and a good start in 2024!

Merry Christmas and a good start in 2024!

During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like the partnership with our business contacts. We hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring happiness and success to all our partners. Thank you very much for your support in 2023.

Together we can reach more

Together we can reach more

Sustainability is dynamic. But it’s most efficient when everyone participates. This is why we are working together with all our partners to walk this path as one.

Next steps

Besides taking part in the EcoVadis rating, we’re currently adapting measures to track and analyze the whole supply chain. Through this, there’s still a lot of potentials to optimize. Especially the critical evaluation of Scope-3-Emissions is a key duty for us. We will particularly focus on our Asian manufacturers who are in close contact. Together we will stay progressive.

We are on our way and we won’t stop!

The future of procurement

The future of procurement

Buying high quality products at a good price – this is the main goal of purchasing. Recently, the supplier moved into focus – not only by increasingly stringent laws such as the Supply Chain Act. The topic of sustainability is therefore becoming more and more present for procurement.

Sustainable procurement

Corporate sustainability and competitive prices? One prejudice here is certainly that sustainability only costs money and is not the main focus for customers. There is also little knowledge about sustainable procurement strategies and processes in education. Even though public interest in the topic has increased, a recent study by the JARO Institute has shown that there is still a low priority in companies.

Possible solutions

Implementing a new procurement policy and strategy can lead to more sustainable procurement. Ecolabels like Ecovadis monitor the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of companies along the supply chain. By sourcing from certified suppliers, the purchaser can make sure that products are sourced from a company that invests in sustainable programs. To ensure that this is possible, the purchasing department must receive the best possible support from the management. All measures should be implemented consequently. The management of Petrex GmbH is fully supporting this mindset.