Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
in the year 2022 you can expect some joyful changes at CTM GmbH. These are on the one hand the generation change at CTM, on the other hand the expansion of the product range and service offers. The generation change will take place fluently in the business year: On Jan. 1, 2022, Lars Thomsen and Thorben Will will both join the management and become shareholders of the CTM GmbH.
At the end of March, Ralf Tapken will leave the management and take on new tasks. Lars Thomsen is known to most customers and partners from the past years as sales manager at CTM. As a master boat and ship builder as well as a business economist of the craft, he is a proven expert for all topics related to modern boat building. The acquisition of CTM is the next logical step for his future.
Generation change: who are the new faces?
Thorben Will, wholesale and export trader and business economist, also joins CTM as managing director and partner on 1.1.2022. Due to his extensive experience in marketing and sales tasks at large German shipyards as well as in the supply industry, Thorben Will will focus on the topics of marketing and sales. As general agent of Gurit in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary and Slovakia for the field of innovative composite materials and leading technology partner, CTM will increasingly focus on the introduction of sustainable materials in 2022.
With the launch of the Ampro multi-purpose epoxy systems with Ampro hardeners and Ampro Bio and SEAL resin, new standards have already been set, the new Prime 37 infusion resin with Ampreg hardeners and high bio content reinforces our sustainability program in the epoxy area. With the use of flax fibers from our partner BComp in combination with the 100% recycled Kerdyn PET foam, we continue to drive the expansion of CO2-free components. In this area we still have some exciting materials and projects in preparation, more details will follow in the coming months.
CTM’s claim to be able to provide our customers with our product range quickly and at short notice at all times has paid off with the investment in our own Ampreg mixing and filling machine and the build-up of storage capacities in a turbulent market environment. In spring 2022, we are also planning to move to significantly larger premises in the immediate neighborhood. This will create further storage capacity to enable us to respond even faster to customer orders in the future.
Über die CTM:
CTM GmbH is an internationally operating wholesaler for composite materials. As a distributor of high-quality fiber composite materials, CTM GmbH offers future-oriented solutions for lightweight construction in industry, wind energy, marine and medicine. CTM offers its customers competent advice and a complete range of products for the production of any fiber composite component.
Due to the many years of experience of the employees, especially in processes such as infusion, customers can always receive competent advice on questions regarding process technology. The range includes high-quality epoxy resin systems from GURIT as well as polyester resin systems from Scott Bader. Carbon fiber and glass fiber products come from renowned manufacturers such as Selcom and Gurit.
Since more and more joints in the future will be made by bonding instead of screwing, CTM pays special attention to high-performance adhesives. Here, highly flexible SMP adhesives from BOSTIK are available, as well as epoxy-based structural adhesives from GURIT and MMA-based adhesives from Scott Bader. The portfolio is rounded off with the HEMPEL and De IJssel brands. Under these brands, CTM offers antifoulings, primers and coatings for the professional user to choose from.