Founded in 1836, BK Giulini today offers a broad range of specialty products worldwide. Realizing the growing importance of forward-looking water treatment technologies, BK Giulini in 2008 enlarged its water treatment department with the acquisition of the Henkel Water Treatment section. With the integration of the German drinking water treatment supplier Metakorin in 2009 and one of Scandinavia’s largest water treatment companies Tiami in 2012, we completed our technologies for industrial processes and municipalities and strengthened our global position. BK Giulini is part of ICL Ltd., an international operating group producing specialty products.
Giulini's history goes back as far as 1823 when the Giulini Brothers established a chemical factory for the production of sulfuric acid based on Sicilian sulfur.
At the turn of the century, the production of phosphate fertilizers, phosphoric acid and aluminium compounds was started. After the Second World War, the company expanded its product range to pharmaceutical compounds and raw materials, water treatment chemicals, synthetic gypsum, food additives, chemical specialties for the paper industry, as well as inner-shoe components for the footwear industry.
In 1977, ICL - ISRAEL CHEMICALS LTD. took over the company and founded Giulini Chemie GmbH as their subsidiary.
Benckiser Knapsack GmbH (BK) was founded in 1967 by Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH and Hoechst AG. BK developed into a renowned supplier of phosphates for detergents, food additives, water treatment, and other applications, as well as of a wide range of industrial specialties. In 1990, Joh. A. Benckiser sold their shares to Hoechst AG and the company was renamed BK Ladenburg Gesellschaft für Chemische Erzeugnisse GmbH.
In 1996, ROTEM- AMFERT- NEGEV LTD., a subsidiary of ICL, acquired BK Ladenburg.
As of January 1, 1997, BK Ladenburg and Giulini Chemie have been merged to form BK Giulini GmbH & Co. OHG, a 100 % subsidiary of the ROTEM-AMFERT-NEGEV Group.
In 2003 the company was renamed BK Giulini GmbH.
In addition to ICL Water Solutions, BK Giulini is active in the following sectors:
- Bekaphos: Phosphate components for oral hygiene products, detergents, metal surface treatment, leather production, coating materials, cement & gypsum bound systems
- Aluminum compounds for construction
- BKG Paper Solutions: Additives for paper industry
- ANTI-GERM: Hygiene, cleaners and disinfectants for biologically pure production in Food & Beverage industry
- Food ingedients
- Pharma, Cosmetics, Gypsum: Antacid raw materials, antiperspirant ingredients and cosmetics raw materials, specialty plasters and formulations for medical, dental and industrial needs
- Rhenoflex: Thermoplastic components and side reinforcements for shoes
Located in the heart of Europe, BK Giulini supplies customers in more than 100 countries all over the world, with several branches and production sites in Europe, America and Asia.
The focus is on our application expertise, our experience in developing tailor-made processes for our customers and our comprehensive solutions that go far beyond products, equipment and technology, from the planning stage to the full operating process.
High level of customer service
- All our teams focus on delivering the highest level of service to our customers.
Respect for the environment
- We develop new environmentally-friendly technologies.
- Our solutions are designed to protect the environment.
Caring about people
- We show respect for all of our partners (clients, suppliers & employees)
- We are committed to creating a healthy working environment.
Our customers’ trust
- Our honesty, loyalty, openness and fairness make us a trustworthy long-term partner for our customers.
Being active around the world means more than business. We commit ourselves not only to meet technological challenges, but also use our abilities to support humanitarian projects.
2012 - ICL Water Solutions continues to support CARE program in the Horn of Africa
The worldwide water treatment provider, BKG Water Solutions intensifies its social commitment in the Horn of Africa. Again with CARE, an experienced, globally acting humanitarian organization, we decided to continue our support for the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.
2011 - Fight against the drought and food crisis in the Horn of Africa
ICl Water Solutions continues its social engagement. This year our support is dedicated to the people suffering from drought and hunger in East Africa. Together with CARE, an
experienced worldwide active humanitarian organization, we decided to support the water supply and sanitation improvement in the world’s largest refugee camp, located in Dadaab, Kenya.
2010 - Support for drinking water production in Pakistan and water disinfection in Vietnam
This year, we have decided to help flood victims in Pakistan and Vietnam. Both countries had to face severe loss and damage in several regions, caused by big floods; and often the distribution of potable water was not possible anymore. Therefore, ICL Water Solutions supported local
humanitarian organisations with the supply of disinfection tablets to produce in total 80 million
liters of safe water.
Water is precious. It is the basis for all life and it is also one of the most important resources we have. However, only a small proportion of the water on earth is usable. This is why its industrial use belongs in the hands of experts. With its know-how ICL Water Solutions is a reliable partner for water treatment in many sectors of industry, e.g. steel & coke, power generation, metal-working, chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage industry. ICL Water Solutions offers customized solutions and consultancy for a complete control of water treatment processes whatever the water treatment need is. This includes a service package with innovative treatments and equipment, environmental friendly products, support and follow-up with careful monitoring of the treatment. Aspects such as hygiene and ecology are given the same careful consideration as performance and cost efficiency. The benefit for the customer: increase of water system efficiency, reduction of maintenance operations, saving of water and by all this, cost reduction.
As the technical and legal requirements change quickly, ICL Water Solutions also focuses on research and development to find answers to tomorrow´s global challenges in water usage.
The automotive industry is for ICL Water Solutions with its integrated solutions one important business. As a result, we understand perfectly the production processes and the water utilisation stages and the different needs concerning water treatment.
Chemical & pharmaceutical industry
In the production of chemical and pharmaceutical products the reactors and mix tanks are tempered. Water for the cooling and steam for the heating are essential. The requirements for the quality of water and steam are high.
For dedicated markets or regions, ICL Water Solutions works closely with retail companies specialised in water treatment. We have established strong partnerships with these companies. Together with them we can offer you solutions adapted to your needs.
Food & beverage industry
The water quality requirements are very high in food and beverage industry, especially when the water could come in direct contact with food. The production of pure steam requires high quality chemicals for the water treatment.
Petrochemical industry / Refineries
In oil refineries and petrochemical plants the goal is to improve efficiency and to guarantee the production capacity. ICL Water Solutions delivers the chemical additives used directly in the process, to fight the problems caused by the composition of the crude oil.
In Power Plants the efficiency of the condenser is an important precondition for the economical and ecological good operation. Henkel offers you its experience and technologies in these highly exacting fields.
Steel & coke industry
ICL Water Solutions is the worldwide leader for surface technologies in the steel industry. We are therefore able to understand the whole process and can help you resolve water problems from production – or the contamination stage – to discharging.
Water Treatment Technologies
Product range for all kinds of problems related to water like corrosion, scale and microbiological growth. Tailor-made solutions that are perfectly adapted to the specific processes:
- Boiler Water & Heating Sytems
- Cooling & Process Water
- Drinking Water
- Engineering & Equipment
- Membrane Treatment / Reverse Osmosis
- Process Chemicals
- Swimming Pool Water
- Water Services