What started in 1906 as a salt trading company is now a chemicals and plastics distributor with global operations. Biesterfeld now sells over 8,000 products, and supplies customers in over 100 countries. The philosophy of the family business provides for control of the group of companies by an external management and incorporates a forward-looking financial strategy. Biesterfeld Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG (BVV) has the function of holding the shares in Biesterfeld AG and ensuring stable financing for the family business. The involvement of a financial investor in BVV is part of that strategy.