Sad demise of Rainer Heubach Owner of the Heubach Group

Rainer Heubach passed away on October 21, 2020 after a brief and serious illness in Salzburg. The former chairman and owner of the Heubach Group was an entrepreneur and visionary throughout his life.

He took over the business from his father Dr Hans Heubach in 1973 and developed the company for many decades. In particular, the company's interna-tionalisation is due to his strategic decisions. With the acquisition of the pigment activities of E I DuPont de Nemours of Newark, NJ and the establishment of Heu-bach Inc, Rainer Heubach secured the important presence in North America. In 1988, Heucotech Ltd was founded in Fairless Hills, PA.

The company took further steps towards internationalisation by founding Heubach Colour Pvt Ltd in India (1994) and Hangzhou Heubach Pigment Co Ltd in China (2009). The takeover of the lightfast pigment business from Bayer in 2002 and the organic pigments business from Avecia (ex-ICI) mark further important steps in the expansion and internationalisation of the group.

He built the Heubach Group from a German medium-sized company into a global leader in the colour pigment industry. In 2015, he handed over his business responsibilities to his son Johann Heubach who will continue the family tradition and grow the business in the spirit of his father.

Rainer Heubach was a family entrepreneur who was characterised by a long-term vision, enthusiasm, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility towards his employees. He was known for his assertiveness and his in-depth specialist knowledge. He has always been valued as a tough but fair business partner in our industry.

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