Kemper System America, Inc.: A Fact Sheet
PARENT COMPANY NAME: Kemper System GmbH & Co. KG, part of the IBG Group, a mid-sized industrial holding on a global scale. Located in Cologne, Germany
COMPANY OPERATIONS: Kemper System GmbH & Co. KG maintains its corporate headquarters in headquartered in Kassel, (Vellmar) Germany with a U.S. subsidiary, Kemper System America, Inc. headquartered located in West Seneca, New York together with a sales and service office located in Closter, New Jersey.
Kemper System Corporate Milestones:
1957 – Kemper Kunststoff & Lackfabrik was founded by Dr. Kemper in Kassel, Germany with
1961 – Commencement of small scale polyester production
1962 – Inclusion of polyester resin based lining for protection against damage caused by
acid and corrosion in the production program
1963 – Acquisition of a former furniture factory in Vellmar, Schone Aussicht (Germany)
1964 – First test coating with fiberglass reinforced polyester resin on roofs at the VW Plant in
1967 – Addition of another production bay in response to company growth
1969 – Development of elastic polyester resins in conjunction with woven synthetic fabrics
and synthetic fleece and registration as a patent under the brand name Kemperol
1990 – Establishment of Kemper System, Inc. in the USA.
1997 – Establishment of UK – Kemper System Ltd.
1998 – Establishment of a subsidiary in India – Kemper System India PVT Ltd.
2000 – Acquisition of Italian subsidiaries Alfachem and Alfachem Applicatione
2000 - Acquisition of French subsidiary, Trixa Systemes
2000 – Establishment of a subsidiary in China – Kemper System Co. Ltd.
2004 – Establishment of a subsidiary in Japan – Kemco Japan KK
2010 – Kemper System America, Inc. (formerly known as Kemper System Production, Inc.)
begins production in West Seneca, NY
2010 – Canadian subsidiary Kemper System Canada, Inc. founded
2012 – Polish subsidiary Kemper System Polska Sp. Zo.o. founded
2013 – Establishment of a sales service in Aguascalientes, Mexico
PRODUCT LINE: Kemper System is a worldwide leader in manufacturing the highest quality waterproofing, roofing and surfacing systems in the industry. Architects, engineers, roofing consultants, quality contractors and building owners have come to trust Kemper System when only the best will do. Kemper System’s line of high-end, specialty roofing applications has been used on the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and High Museum of Art/Woodruff Art Center in Atlanta.
Our high-quality waterproofing and roofing membranes are cold-liquid applied and fully reinforced. Kemper System is also the only US manufacturer to offer-environmentally friendly and odor-free polyurethane resins, PMMA, and polyester technologies. The versatility and adaptability of Kemperol membranes, combined with the professional technical support of the Kemper System staff, delivers a long term, built-to-last solution for any waterproofing challenge.
Kemper System provides a lifetime protection for your most valuable assets including:
KEMPER’S BUFFALO STORY:
In 2009, the IBG industrial holding from Cologne, Germany announced a plan to establish a North American manufacturing presence. This newly-established production facility would allow the company to expand its sales into Canada and South America from its US headquarters. Potential locations were explored from Florida to North Carolina. Richard Doornink, Managing Director of the new headquarters suggested the Buffalo, New York area as possible location. Availability of workforce, close proximity to major markets, and real estate costs were the critical factors proposed by Mr. Doornink for this choice of venue.
In June 2009 Kemper System acquired a 45,000 square foot facility at 1200 North America Drive located in West Seneca, a town directly outside of Buffalo. The space, formerly occupied by Excel Precision, has the capacity to expand by an additional 25,000-square feet ensuring that it can continue to grow with Kemper System's business. In March 2010 a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Managing Directors of both KSG and IBG was held and Kemper System was officially open for business in North America.
Since its establishment, KSA continues to realize its growth and expansion goals. Both iconic American buildings and state of the art buildings boast the protective waterproofing, roofing and surfacing application that is Kemper System.