Caramba – the Chemicals Group

Far more than the sum of its parts

As a BERNER SE company, we build on common values as well a continuous growth and transformation process – through research, developing new products, and our own production in combination with a strong level of brand management expertise. Through shared technical knowledge and a meshing of different core competencies, chemical speciality products emerge in our company that are precisely tailored to customer needs.

Company management

As a group we place great emphasis on values-based management of company and staff, in which the company culture constitutes an important key to success for the implementation of our strategies and actions.

“Changes in structures and processes go more smoothly if they can not only be rationally explained but are also supported by the desire to perform, and the pride of being part of a wonderful team – something that we, above all as managers, must exemplify.”

Ingrid Lohse

Ingrid Lohse


Chairwoman of the
Management Board

Caramba Chemicals Group

Dr. Bernd Weyershausen


Vice President
Caramba Sales & Marketing

Caramba Chemicals Group

Reiner Eckhardt


Vice President
KENT Group

Caramba Chemicals Group

Oliver Kaminski


Senior Director
Finance & Controlling

Caramba Chemicals Group

Stephanie Wedehase


Director
Communication

Caramba Chemicals Group

Dr. Wolfgang Müller


Vice President
Operations

Caramba Chemicals Group

Bernd Hilscher


Managing Director

ambratec GmbH

Stefan-Oliver Strate


Senior Director
Human Resources

Caramba Chemicals Group

Ingrid Lohse


Chairwoman of the
Management Board

Caramba Chemicals Group

Dr. Bernd Weyershausen


Vice President
Caramba Sales & Marketing

Caramba Chemicals Group

Reiner Eckhardt


Vice President
KENT Group

Caramba Chemicals Group

Oliver Kaminski


Senior Director
Finance & Controlling

Caramba Chemicals Group

Stephanie Wedehase


Director
Communication

Caramba Chemicals Group

Dr. Wolfgang Müller


Vice President
Operations

Caramba Chemicals Group

Bernd Hilscher


Managing Director

ambratec GmbH

Stefan-Oliver Strate


Senior Director
Human Resources

Caramba Chemicals Group

Dr. Wolfgang Müller


Vice President
Operations

Caramba Chemicals Group

Dr. Bernd Weyershausen


Vice President
Caramba Sales & Marketing

Caramba Chemicals Group

Oliver Kaminski


Senior Director
Finance & Controlling

Caramba Chemicals Group

Ingrid Lohse


Chairwoman of the
Management Board

Caramba Chemicals Group

Reiner Eckhardt


Vice President
KENT Group

Caramba Chemicals Group

Stephanie Wedehase


Director
Communication

Caramba Chemicals Group

Bernd Hilscher


Managing Director

ambratec GmbH

Stefan-Oliver Strate


Senior Director
Human Resources

Caramba Chemicals Group

Research & Production

We develop the future – every day

Our aspiration as the Caramba Chemicals Group is to be able to continually offer our customers better solutions and to give them the very best advice.

Therefore, to begin with we carry out an in-depth analysis to capture all areas of potential improvement and external influences, and to specifically take these into consideration before every product development.

Within the Caramba Chemicals Group, the business area Caramba produces, at four locations in Germany and England altogether, innovative products that play a leading role, and have done so for many years – such as Caramba Multi-oil, which first came out in 1948 and still remains in demand today.

This in-house research, development and production, as well as the valuable experiences gained in product inspections and improvements in the Caramba business area are naturally all of benefit for all the other leading brands as well. And added together leads to the best possible understanding of the predominant market requirements, and proven chemical know-how.

Our cutting-edge research and development locations in Germany

Our locations

We have a comprehensive presence in Europe

Our group comprises almost 1,000 colleagues in eight European countries, who work on making sure that their chemistry is right.

Business area Caramba
(5 locations)
Business area KENT
(7 locations)
Business area ambratec
(4 locations)

Our values

Our recipe for success builds on strong values

Influenced by the tradition of the family business, BERNER Group, another uniting factor for all colleagues in the Caramba Chemicals Group is the special company culture, in which every individual commits to important values. As well as the courage to travel new paths, these include the desire to perform and make connections, as well as being prepared to take on responsibility.

With this in mind, we feel a strong obligation as a group towards sustainability, which is why topics such as pollution and social responsibility are important to us. Therefore, we not only pay attention to strict compliance with all applicable environmental standards but always endeavour to set new standards ourselves.

In addition, we offer targeted support, both at our locations and nationwide, to charitable, artistic or sporting projects and in doing so give all of our employees yet another reason to be proud of belonging to our team.

b.brave

We have the courage to stray from the beaten and comfortable path in order to dare something new. If mistakes happen, we face them, learn from them and together we gain something.

b.hungry

We are driven by an unconditional motivation and are convinced that giving a bit more is worth it. We set big targets for ourselves and pursue them with total commitment.

b.connected

Knowledge means getting a jump on the market. We maximise our networking in order to share and pool our know-how and our experiences. In this way we develop the best possible solutions for our customers together.

b.responsible

We take responsibility for the consequences of our actions. Therefore, we have a strong sense of responsibility, think sustainably and act responsibly.

b.real

We are authentic, say what we think and do what we say. Commitment, honesty and humanity prevail.

b.proud

We do not believe in false modesty and are convinced: those who give top performances on a daily basis are allowed to be proud. We celebrate successes achieved and use them to create energy to spur on future top performances. Our employees are proud to be part of a strong team – and we are proud of our employees.