We are part of a 100-year history

In 1956, Copci was founded in Paris as a chemical distributor and trader operating in France and East Asia – particularly China, where it established an office in 1969. Metamine was set up in Annemasse (near Geneva) in 1968 to import and distribute metal additives and specialty chemicals for French foundries. The two companies merged in 2007 to create COPCI-METAMINE SAS, moving to a new base in Annecy-le-Vieux. COPCI-METAMINE then shifted its focus to the distribution of specialty chemicals for the coating, rubber, plastics and chemical intermediates industries. In 2013, COPCI became a subsidiary of Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH.

Supported by our group's international organization and a parent company in Hamburg whose history dates back to 1912, we have the opportunity to set very substantial goals.

Family-owned, we are committed to the longstanding relationships we have had since our company's establishment with suppliers, customers and other business partners.

1912: Nordmann, Rassmann (NRC) is founded by Eduard Nordmann and Fritz Rassmann in Hamburg, Germany as an international trading house for natural rubber

1949: Start of Nordmann, Rassmann's chemical distribution

1956: COPCI is founded in Paris, France

1968: METAMINE is founded in Annemasse, France

1991: The NRC Group is founded with establishment of its subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe

2007: Merger of COPCI and METAMINE and relocation to Annecy-le-Vieux, France

2012: Nordmann, Rassmann celebrates its 100th anniversary in Hamburg

2013: Jointec (Milan, Italy) becomes a member of The NRC Group

2013: Majority acquisition of Copci-Metamine S.A.S by Nordmann, Rassmann

2015: Neoquímica S.A. is acquired in Carregado, Portugal by Nordmann, Rassmann

2016: Establishment of Nordmann, Rassmann Turkey Dis Ticaret A.S. as a new member of The NRC Group