MBCC Group will start its operations as of October 1, 2020 as an established company after the acquisition of the former BASF Construction Chemicals business by Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm. Lone Star ended its commercial transactions with BASF on September 30, 2020, effective from midnight. Lone Star is now the new owner of the business. MBCC Group left the BASF Group in the past 18 months and is now a completely independent organization.
MBCC Group is one of the leading suppliers of building chemicals and solutions worldwide and offers innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the construction industry in different sectors such as buildings, structures, underground construction, new type construction and renovation. MBCC Group is one of the leading suppliers of Additive Systems worldwide and one of the leading companies in the Building Systems market, where many companies are involved.
MBCC Group serves more than 30.000 customers and business partners worldwide. It consists of approximately 70 legal entities worldwide and is home to approximately 60 employees and construction professionals in more than 7.500 countries. Its global and European headquarters are located in Mannheim, Germany, with regional centers in Beachwood, Ohio, South-North America (USA), Dubai, UAE (Middle East-Russia-Africa) and Singapore (Asia Pacific).
Master Builders Solutions®, PCI®, Thermotek®, Wolman®, Colorbiotics® and Watson Bowman Acme®, the MBCC Group's main strong brands, have the best positions in the market and are backed by over 100 years of industry heritage and experience.
Dr. Jochen Fabritius appointed as CEO
Lone Star Funds, the new owner of the group of companies, appointed Dr. Jochen Fabritius as the new CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the MBCC Group. Fabritius is a civil engineer who spent almost his entire career in the construction industry after his education. He is a highly experienced specialist in the construction industry. Fabritius, who previously worked at Xella, where he was involved in 2014, served as Operations Director first and then as CEO since 2017. Prior to that, he worked for McKinsey & Company consulting firm for 15 years. Fabritius says of his new role: “I am delighted to have joined MBCC Group, which works closely with a strong global management team, and my goal will be to realize the full potential of the MBCC Group. At this point, let me thank all employees for their hard work and dedication for successfully managing this separation process while adhering to an ambitious timeline despite the negative effects of the global pandemic. "
Well organized into the digital age, MBCC Group focuses on providing innovative, sustainable solutions
As one of the main drivers of success for new MBCC Group companies, innovation is strongly positioned through a global and regional network of R&D centers. At the global R&D center in Trostberg, Germany, experts work on basic research and new concrete technologies, as well as developing new products and processes for building chemicals and related system solutions. This center serves the MBCC Group's innovation chain regarding additive systems, underground construction and resins, and manages global technology projects as well as its entire patent portfolio. MBCC Group operates regional development centers in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East-Russia-Africa region.
MBCC Group Technology Officer Dr. Sven Asmus says: “Offering sustainable solutions is one of the main pillars of the MBCC Group portfolio. Today, more than 35% of all products offered by group companies are already sustainably developed. Contributing to the reduction of global warming, as well as increasing economic benefits, is one of our ways to meet customer needs and introduce and demonstrate our approach. "
In collaboration with European customers, Master Builders Solutions experts present selected cases that show how advanced chemistry improves customers' productivity while reducing operational costs and carbon footprint. Externally validated evaluation tools such as Life Cycle Analyzer measure the benefits achieved. More information www.sustainability.
The strong trend towards increasing digitalization in the construction sector is also reflected in the digital offering of the MBCC Group. With more than 700 BIM (Building Information Modeling) objects and an ever-growing object database for the brands Master Builders Solutions, Watson Bowman Acme, Thermotek, Senergy ™ and Finestone®, MBCC Group offers an extensive BIM portfolio for the construction industry. Objects exist in multiple global BIM libraries and databases, and you can access them all Click here.
In addition to BIM, MBCC Group offers a variety of solution finders, computing tools, and other digital services. An example of this is Master Builders Solutions' Online Planning Tool. This feature tool not only helps construction professionals find the right solutions for their projects quickly and easily, but also flexibly adapts to changing project requirements and provides critical information at every step of the project planning process. More information can be found at: https://online-planning.