In October 1945 Karl August Buhlmann registered his tube trading company "Bremer Röhrenhandel” with the Bremen Chamber of Commerce. 75 years later, the BUHLMANN GROUP is active worldwide in the steel trade and supplies customers from the most diverse sectors: Energy, petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering industries trust in the premium quality provided by this family-owned company.
The term Hidden Champion applies to the BUHLMANN GROUP in the truest sense of the word: The product with which this company trades is hidden in an infinite number of buildings. Industrial plants, ships, power plants: steelpipes, fittings and flanges in the most diverse properties are an essential part of all constructions worldwide. In most cases invisible and therefore not in the eye of the beholder, they are part of the scaffolding that keeps industrial plants and vehicles running. BUHLMANN supplies all materials in premium quality, immediately and worldwide.
The quality of customer relations is a decisive factor in the success of a company. What began with supplying the shipbuilding industry in northern Germany has grown immensely and the family business has been consistently expanding across all industries - now in the hands of the third generation by Managing Director Jan-Oliver Buhlmann. It is not only the delivery of premium quality products and services that has led to success, but also the interaction with business partners, which includes groups such as BASF, Shell, RWE, MAN, Meyer Werft, BP and others. Long-term partnerships are a trademark of the BUHLMANN GROUP. In addition, the company which is headquartered in Bremen, has extensive know-how in the areas of consulting, project management and logistics and offers itscustomers full-service solutions from a single source.
From Karl August and Mathilde Buhlmann's modest start in October 1945 in Bremen's Hohentorshafen in the ruins of the Second World War to the more than 700 people who now work for BUHLMANN in 18 countries worldwide, it has been a long road marked by courage, innovative spirit and responsible action. Even in the current difficult economic times, which have affected the company just as much as other companies in the industry, the confidence to weather this storm remains. Not loudly and in the public eye, but quietly and persistently – with Hanseatic reserve, if you will – the BUHLMANN GROUP continues on its steady path. A real hidden champion.