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Our Group

The companies within our group develop and produce detergents and cleaning products as well as air fresheners. Within our organization we employ more than 300 people at the locations Herrenberg, Vlotho and Lemgo (Germany), Affoltern am Albis (Switzerland), Istanbul (Turkey) and Singapore.

Buck Gruppe Buck Group Buck Chemie Buck Powder Messing & Keppler ORO Buck Avrasya Buck Asia Buck R&D

our mission statement

our values

  • Our development approach incorporates environmental and societal considerations.
  • Sustainability is important to us.
  • We treat one another with respect and take a constructive approach.
  • We encourage the continued professional development of all employees.
  • We act in a socially responsible manner and ensure good working conditions across all divisions.
  • Our success is attributable to all of our employees.
  • Our responsible economic approach secures our future.

our guiding principles

  • We are a reliable partner for our customers across the globe.
  • We develop innovative product ideas for, and with, our customers.
  • We manufacture high-quality products based on our longstanding experience.
  • Our focus is on premium products for niche markets.
  • We act quickly and flexibly in a chain organisation.
  • Our strength lies in the variety of solutions and services available within our corporate group.

Board of directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management of the Buck Group and makes all fundamental strategic decisions.

Board of directors Buck Group

Dr. Gerhard Ries

Born in 1971, studied law in Heidelberg and has been practising law since 1998. He is a member of law firm Menold Bezler in Stuttgart (as 'of counsel' since 2016). In 2000, Karl Buck appointed Dr. Ries to the Advisory Board of Buck-Chemie GmbH, where he was a member until the end of 2012. Since 2013, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors, in an executive capacity since 2016.

Herbert Klumpp

Born in 1947, studied as an industrial clerk for business and market economy (BA) following an apprenticeship at colordruck in Baiersbronn. He later took over sales management tasks as authorised signatory at colordruck, where he later became Managing Director and ran the company for 23 years until his retirement. He has had links with Buck Chemie GmbH since 1974. Herbert Klumpp now works as a corporate consultant and has been a non-executive member of the Board of Directors since 2013.

Edgar Jaeschke

Born in 1953, was CEO of Buck Group from 2013 until he retired in 2015. He studied chemical engineering in Aachen/Jülich. He joined Buck-Chemie GmbH in Herrenberg in 1978 and was Managing Director of the company from 1985 to 2015. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Administrative Board, in a non-executive capacity since 2016.

Michael J. Deissner

Born in 1967, studied business administration in Mannheim and Duisburg. Following various posts at SAP AG and as Managing Director of a biotech company, he is now Managing Director at comForte 21 GmbH in Darmstadt. He was appointed to the Advisory Board of Buck-Chemie GmbH by Karl Buck in 2006 and held that post until the end of 2012. Since 2013 he has been a non-executive member of the Board of Directors.

Management

The members of the management run the business of their division and the associated companies.

Management Buck Group

Thomas Schmitz

Born in 1966, trained as a chemical technician and industrial clerk at Henkel, where he worked and held several different positions. In 2000, he moved into the management of various companies in the chemicals sector. He has had a holding in Messing & Keppler GmbH since 2003 and was appointed Managing Director of ORO-Produkte Marketing International GmbH in 2007. He is head of the Sales Private Label and Production Liquids divisions.

Jürg Caprez

Born in 1971, studied economics in Chur, Switzerland, and is a qualified chartered accountant. Following his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he worked in various senior management positions in finance and accounting at a number of international industrial enterprises. Since 2014, he has been Managing Director of Buck Group AG and the Buck Group.

Gül Bereket

Born in 1968, studied political science in Istanbul. Following various positions at Kraft and Danone in Turkey, she has worked for Buck Avrasya Ltd. since 2014. She has been Managing Director there and head of the New Markets Division since 2015.

Dr. Joachim Leipold

Born in 1962, studied chemistry, biology and biochemistry in Bonn, Tübingen and Halle. Since 1994, he has worked as a chemist in the cleaning technology sector. He joined Buck-Chemie GmbH in 2006 as head of Development and in 2012 moved to strategic product development at Buck Group. He is the Managing Director of Buck Service GmbH and head of the Research and Development division.

Werner Müller

Born in 1960, holds a degree in business administration, which he completed following several semesters of studying mechanical engineering in Pforzheim. He began his career at Hewlett Packard. Following posts at MOOG, he joined Buck-Chemie GmbH in 2012 as Sales Director and since January 2013 has been its Managing Director, as well as head of the Production Solids and Liquids.

Our Innovation

Our long-established reputation is built on creativity and ingenuity. The powerhouse behind our innovative projects is the Research & Development division in Herrenberg.

We liaise with technical colleges, universities and research institutes to ensure that we always keep abreast of the latest technological developments. In addition to knowledge and skills in the chemicals field, we also focus on processing and packaging technologies.

The result of our innovative strength: we have created more than 50 patent families in Europe and over 15 other countries to date. A number of industrial design and design patents round off our portfolio of intellectual property rights.

Our
History

The swabian tinkerer and chemist Karl Buck invented the first WC-cleaning block and, aged 54, took the brave step of founding our company. His wife sold the first WC-cleaning blocks at her chemist’s store in Stuttgart. Buck-Chemie was set up in 1966 to begin industrial-scale production of the WC blocks. The company has grown steadily from that time onwards. Following Karl Buck’s death in 2010, the company was reorganised under the umbrella of Buck Group AG 2013, with a new forward-looking strategy.

Our History

Karl Buck

The origins of Buck Group date back to Karl Buck, who founded Buck-Chemie.

the creation of Buck-Chemie GbmH

Karl Buck was a chemical engineer who in his spare time developed various products for his wife, Anna Buck, who ran a pharmacy. During the 1950s, when the standard toilet-cleaning product was concentrated hydrochloric acid, he began researching a safer method of cleaning. The result: the predecessor of today’s WC cleaning block – a product to be hung in the toilet, distributing cleansing power with each flush. It was registered with the German patent and trade mark office in 1965 as “WC-66”. This laid the foundation for Buck-Chemie GmbH, which Karl Buck founded in 1966. He worked at the company for the rest of his life.

about Karl Buck

Karl Buck was born on July 24th, 1912 in Stuttgart-Feuerbach. His life was shaped mainly by his experiences in the period after WWI, as well as his time as a soldier and as a prisoner of war during the second world war. Buck was a trained lab technician and chemical engineer.

Karl Buck was actively involved in shaping the company’s fortunes right up until his death on October 16th, 2010 at the age of 98.

Karl Buck

Our
products

Wastepipe cleaners, WC-
cleaners, descaling
agents, appliance
cleaners, drain cleaners
and washing additives

Our powders production specialises in mixing and bagging non-liquid detergents and cleaning products, as well as industrial blends, in the form of the automated packaging of powder and bulk goods in sachets weighing 15 -500 g, in collapsible boxes weighing 150 - 500 g and in 0.5 -1 kg bottles or containers weighing 1- 25 kg.

Room fragrances,
descaling agents, WC-
cleaners, chlorine
products and appliance
cleaners

Our liquids production specialises in mixing and filling fluid and viscous substances in volumes of 100 to 10,000 litres. Our filling capacity ranges from manual filling with batch sizes beginning at 500 units to fully-automated filling of more than 3,500 units per hour. Highly efficient machines developed using state-of-the art technologies can handle filling volumes of 25 ml to 5,000 ml.

WC-fragrance blocks, cleaning blocks and descalants

Our solids production specialises in manufacturing solid products using innovative extrusion processes and combining these with other new technologies such as compacting by means of compression technology.

Our quality

Our production facilities comply with the highest quality standards.

All production facilities are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 (quality management), DIN EN ISO 14001 (environmental management), IFS HPC (quality and safety) as well as A.I.S.E. guidelines (voluntary undertaking to comply with the “sustainable washing and cleaning charter”).

Buck-Chemie GmbH and Buck Powder GmbH are also certified pursuant to DIN EN ISO 50001 (energy management).

We manufacture in Germany in compliance with all German environmental and product safety laws.

Unsere Qualität

Your carreer

Are you about to embark on a degree or professional training course, or are you planning the next step in your career? Welcome to our group of companies. Exciting national and international opportunities await you!

Buck Powder (Vlotho / Bielefeld area)
Messing & Keppler (Lemgo / Bielefeld area)
Oro (Lemgo / Bielefeld area)

Working for us

Why Buck Group?

We are not a listed company, driven by quarterly results, but a group of companies with a common long-term goal. Even following the death of company founder, Karl Buck, the Buck-Group has continued to be run like a family business. The positive effects of this approach are evident in our corporate culture and the way we do business.

Long-term goals are especially important to us where our staff are concerned: we want to provide lifelong opportunities. We encourage education and training, as well as facilitating a variety of options for working in different areas within the company group – all in the fascinating, hands-on consumer goods sector.

What we have to offer

  • Secure jobs
  • Attractive salaries
  • Long-term prospects
  • Education and further training
  • Varied options for working within the Buck Group
  • Flexible working-time models
  • Additional benefits, such as social rooms, company events, etc.

Our values

Our work makes a difference, both for our company and for our clients. We truly embody the values and maxims of our guiding principles. As such, maintaining our existing sites and jobs is our top priority.

Speculative applications

Tell us why you would like to work in Research and Development, Marketing or Sales. What are your key skills and talents? What appeals to you most about our company?

Tell us why we should get to know you better and send your application to career@buck-group.com. Please send your application in digital form only and as a pdf.

Your contact

Headquarters

Buck Group AG
Obstgartenstrasse 3
CH-8910 Affoltern am Albis
Phone: +41 44 8600066
Fax: +41 44 8607681
info [at] buck-group.com
buck-group.com


Research & Development

Buck Service GmbH
Hertzstraße 1
D-71083 Herrenberg
Phone: +49 7032 9769-832
Fax: +49 7032 77176
service [at] buck-group.com
buck-group.com

Production Solid

Buck-Chemie GmbH
Hertzstraße 1
D-71083 Herrenberg
Phone: +49 7032 9769-0
Fax: +49 7032 77176
info [at] buck-chemie.de
buck-chemie.de

Production Powder

Buck Powder GmbH
Im Meisenfeld 9
D-32602 Vlotho
Phone: +49 52 28969-0
Fax: +49 52 28969-11
info [at] buck-powder.com
buck-powder.com

Production Liquid

Messing & Keppler
Abfüllbetrieb GmbH
Im Hengstfeld 47
D-32657 Lemgo
Phone: +49 5261 28862-0
Fax: +49 5261 28862-10
info [at] messing-keppler.de
messing-keppler.de

Sales Private Label

ORO-Produkte Marketing
International GmbH
Im Hengstfeld 47
D-32657 Lemgo
Phone: +49 5261 28893-0
Fax: +49 5261 28893-48
info [at] oro-marketing.de
oro-marketing.de

Office Istanbul

Buck Avrasya Ltd. Şti
Alemdağ. Yanyol Cad.
SBK İş Merkezi No:5 D:3 Üsküdar
TUR-34692 İstanbul
Phone: +90 216 7061893
Fax: +90 216 4434655
info [at] buckavrasya.com buckavrasya.com

Office Singapur

Buck Products Asia Pte. Ltd.
4 Battery Road
Bank of China Building #25-01
Singapore 049908
info [at] buck-group.com
buck-group.com

Legal notice / Desclaimer

Buck Group AG

Obstgartenstr. 3
CH-8910 Affoltern am Albis
Tel: +41 (0)44 860 00 66
Fax: +41 (0)44 860 76 81
info [at] buck-group.com
buck-group.com
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Exclusion of liabilty

While the information contained on this website was compiled with the utmost care, we do not accept any liability for the accuracy and precision of the information contained herein.

External links

We shall not accept any liability whatsoever for third-party content on linked websites. Buck Group AG expressly distances itself from any illegal and unethical content on linked websites.

Copyright

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Privacy Statement

1. Scope

1.1 The following privacy statement applies to the processing of personal data by Buck Group AG, Obstgartenstrasse 3, CH-8910 Affoltern am Albis, E-Mail: info [at] buck-group.com as the controller as defined in Article 4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter, the “GDPR”).

1.2 Protecting your personal data is important to us, in particular, protecting your per-sonal rights when we process and use your personal data. Below, we inform you about the collection of personal data when you visit our website. The term personal data includes all data relating to you personally, for example, your name, postal address, e-mail address, and user behavior.

2. Automated Data Collection and Processing

2.1 As with every other web service, our server collects information automatically and stores it temporarily in server log files unless you deactivate such collection. If you view content on our website, we collect the following data which for technical rea-sons we need if we are to display the contents of the website to you and to ensure the stability and security thereof (legal basis: Article 6 (1) f) of the GDPR):

  • the IP address of the computer from which the inquiry is sent;
  • the file inquired about by the client;
  • the http response code;
  • the Internet page from which you are visiting (referrer URL);
  • the date and time the server inquiry is sent;
  • the type and version of the browser used; and
  • the operating system on the computer sending the inquiry.

No server log files are evaluated in association with an individual person. The provider is not able to allocate the data to any specific person or persons at any time. The da-ta is not merged with data from any other sources.

2.2 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter, “Google”). Google Analytics uses small text files, referred to as cookies, which are saved on your computer to facilitate analysis of your website use. The information generated by cookies regarding your use of this website typi-cally is transmitted to and saved on a Google server located in the United States. If and when IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address for transmission among member states of the European Union or to other member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and then truncated. At the request of the operator of this website, Google will use the information to evaluate your use of this website, to compile re-ports on website activity, and to provide the operator of this website with other ser-vices relating to website activity and Internet use.

According to Google, the IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can object to Google’s col-lection of data generated by cookies which data relates to your use of this website (including your IP address) as well as to Google’s processing of the data. To do so, download and install the browser plug-in available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This website uses Google Analytics with the addendum _anonymizeIp(). This means that IP addresses are truncated before being processed and cannot be associated with individual persons. In the event a personal association to you of any data col-lected in connection with you is possible, such association is excluded without de-lay and the personal data is erased immediately.

We use Google Analytics regularly to analyze and enhance the use of our website. The resulting statistics allow us to improve our offerings and make them more interest-ing for you, the user. In exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the United States, Google is bound by the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). The legal basis of our use of Google Analytics is Article 6 (1) p. 1 f) of the GDPR.

Information regarding the third-party provider is as follows: Google Dublin, Google Ire-land Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, fax: +353 (1) 436 1001; terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html; overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html; pri-vacy statement: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

3. Collection and Processing of Data Provided on a Voluntary Basis

3.1 Generally, your provision of your personal data to us through our website (your last name, first name, e-mail address and/or postal address) is voluntary. This data is used to manage your contract, process your inquiries and/or your orders, perform our own market research or opinion polls, and make decisions regarding the ad-vertising materials we send out by mail and/or e-mail. The personal data you pro-vide will not be used in any other way; in particular, it will not be transmitted to third parties for advertising purposes, market research or opinion polls. We will erase the data collected from you when saving such data no longer is required or, de-pending on statutory retention obligations, we will restrict the processing of such data. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) b) of the GDPR or Article 6 (1) f) of the GDPR.

3.2 On our career page you can apply for speculative or concrete job offers. Your data (name, e-mail address, contact details, application documents) will only be pro-cessed in the context of the respective job offer (Art. 6 (1) b) of the GDPR) or with-in the scope of your consent to the use for further job offers (Art. 6 (1) a) of the GDPR). If you have given us your consent to process your application data, you can revoke this at any time.

Note on sensitive data: We expressly draw your attention to the fact that applica-tions, in particular CVs, certificates and other data submitted by you to us, may contain particularly sensitive information about mental and physical health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical convictions, membership of a trade union or political party or about sex life.

If you provide us with such information in your online application, you expressly consent that we may process this data for the purpose of processing your applica-tion. This data will be processed in accordance with this privacy statement and the applicable legislation.

The data transmitted will be deleted in the event of rejection or negative notification of your application no earlier than 3 months after the end of the application proce-dure. This does not apply if legal provisions oppose the deletion or if further stor-age for the purpose of providing evidence is required or if you have agreed to longer storage.

4. Transmission to Third Parties

To the extent you provide us with personal data, we will not transmit any such personal data to any third party, except

  • to the extent you consented to such transmission: When data is collected you will be informed of the recipient or categories of recipients;
  • as part of the processing of your inquiries and/or your orders and your use of our services: to subcontractors commissioned by us to whom we transmit only such data as is required to fulfill the respective assignment and such contractors shall use such data for specific purposes only;
  • as part of processing activities pursuant to Article 28 of the GDPR: to external service providers whom we have selected diligently and have commissioned and who are bound by our instructions and by the provisions of the GDPR and are controlled on a regular basis; and
  • in compliance with legal obligations: to parties authorized to obtain such personal data.

5. Cookies

5.1 The website uses cookies, small text files that are saved locally in your browser’s cache. The following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below, are used:

  • transient cookies (see 5.2 below) and
  • persistent cookies (see 5.3 below).

5.2 Transient cookies are erased automatically when you close your browser. Transient cookies include, but are not limited to, session cookies which save session IDs that can be used to associate diverse requests from your browser with one joint session. In this way, your computer is recognized when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

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5.4 You can configure your browser settings to meet your needs such that, for example, acceptance of third-party cookies or of all cookies is refused. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of the website.

6. Time of Storage

Your data will only be used as long as it is necessary for the existing customer rela-tionship, unless you have given us your consent or we have a legitimate inter-est in further processing. In this case we process your data until you revoke your consent or until you object to our legitimate interests. Notwithstanding this, we are obliged by commercial and tax law to store your address, payment and order data for a pe-riod of ten years.

7. Your Rights

7.1 You have the following rights vis-à-vis us regarding your personal data. You have the right to

  • access,
  • rectify or erase,
  • restrict processing,
  • object to processing, and
  • portability.

Please forward all inquiries in writing Buck Group AG, Obstgartenstrasse 3, CH-8910 Affoltern am Albis, e-mail: info [at] buck-group.com.

7.2 In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervi-sory authority if you are not satisfied with our processing of your personal data.