100 years of trading raw materials around the world

The Erzkontor Group is a leading player in the classic business of trading minerals and other raw materials. We provide industrial companies all over the world with minerals, ores, metals, chemicals and plastic materials. In the desired grades and quantities and on the best possible terms.

The headquarters of the Erzkontor Group is the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, in northern Germany. Our International Trading division currently consists of nine companies with sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Some 180 employees work for the Group around the world, generating annual revenues of roughly €300 million. Our customer base includes companies from the refractory industry, metallurgy and foundries, cement and construction materials as well as chemicals and plastics processing.

We provide you with the best. In every respect.

Our core business is trading. But we offer more than top-quality merchandise and the sourcing of raw materials in accordance with sound business ethics. Since Possehl Erzkontor GmbH was founded in 1915 we have continued to expand the range and scope of our services in upstream and downstream supply processes.

Today a network of established affiliates and offices around the globe support us alongside our subsidiaries. At key strategic sites we offer special value-added applications for preparing raw materials to industry and customer-specific standards. Our portfolio is completed by a wide range of services for distribution, logistics and international freight forwarding.

The Erzkontor Group. A partner you can depend on in changing times

The companies and partners in the Erzkontor Group complement one another with their skills and great professionalism. Every one of our employees knows what to do. All of them act together with care, attention and passion to get the best for our customers. And they do this every day.

We look ahead, to respond proactively to any changes in the market and to offer our partners the uninterrupted reliability they know and expect from us. Our word is our bond. That is one reason why Possehl Erzkontor is greatly respected by customers and suppliers, shipping and transport companies, investors and financial service providers. For over 100 years now, all over the world.

Corporate Structure

Structure, investmenst and subsidiaries

Corporate Structure


For you at work world wide

Locations international


Our delivery program for your success

Industries & Products

Current News

Jan 2021

Tim Krawczyk is taking over Communications and Marketing at Possehl Erzkontor

Tim Krawczyk became the Manager Communications and Marketing Mid of January, 2021, at the Lübeck trading company Possehl Erzkontor. more...

Jan 2021

Ellen Steger becomes Head of Region Europe at Possehl Erzkontor

On January 1, 2021, Ellen Steger took over the position of Head of Region Europe at Possehl Erzkontor as part of the restructuring and will also be...more...


Possehl Erzkontor GmbH & Co. KG
Beckergrube 38-52
23552 Lübeck

Phone:  +49 - (0) 451 - 148 0
Fax:  +49 - (0) 451 - 148 355