In 2016, Quimser celebrated 50 years of activity. The firm commenced operations in Spain in 1966, under the leadership of Salvador Esquerra Romeu, who began producing chemicals in the heart of the tanning leather area of Igualada town, one of the most traditional, prestigious and productive leather tanning areas in Europe.
In the mid-1970s, Quimser started to build the first of its two warehouses in the industrial area in Pla de la Masia (Òdena). The site, which covers more than 5,000m2, is less than an hour's drive from Barcelona. The family-owned company is currently run by three of the four children of its founder, and is still growing.
Quimser is dedicated to the constant pursuit of research and providing an outstanding service. It offers three product lines: liquids (oils and greases), solids and finishes in a broad portfolio that covers every stage of the manufacturing process, from the beamhouse and the wet-end to finishing. A high level of technical advice and support that ensures success in the selection and application of the products is also guaranteed by Quimser.
The company's highly trained technical/commercial team offers the requisite pre and post-sale customer service all around the world.
In addition, Quimser supplies other specialities to sectors such as paper, textile, construction, graphic arts and rubber, in order to diversify and expand into adjacent markets.
Quimser sells its products to more than 25 countries on four continents. Its wide export experience has allowed it to continue growing and to overcome challenges and the last international financial crises.
The standard of Quimser's team is reflected in the top-quality environment in which it works and the overall success of the company can be attributed to its competent and dedicated workforce. Quimser is also committed to abiding by the complex rules and regulations that govern its activity.
Its products conform to REACH, CLP and other current local, national and international rules and requirements, and the firm has been ISO 9001-certified since 2004.
After 50 years, Quimser has established itself as a dynamic and profitable company with an ethical commitment to its staff, customers, suppliers, communities and institutions, integrating social responsibility at every level.