About us

For more than 170 years, Worlée has delivered raw materials from all over the world to its international customers.Under the umbrella of the Worlée group, three business pillars in the areas of chemical, natural and cosmetic raw materials have each established themselves in their very own market segment.

Since 1851, the family company has been active in the international market for raw materials, and over the years it has continually adapted to the requirements of the market. Today’s Worlée is run by a fifth generation of family management. At our company, extensive experience and the most modern technology combine with unconventional thinking and a strong instinct for future trends.

From water-based alkyd resins to exotic fruits to biodegradable exfoliants, all of Worlée’s product lines clearly reflect the northern German family company’s economical, ecological and social standards. Along with comprehensive quality management that has achieved certification according to numerous standards, sustainability is a decisive issue that is firmly established at all levels within the Worlée Group.


E.H. Worlée & Co. (GmbH & Co.) KG

The holding company E.H. Worlée & Co. (GmbH & Co.) KG, based in Hamburg-Billbrook, forms the umbrella for the various subsidiaries of the Worlée Group. In addition to some foreign representations, these include in particular Worlée NaturProdukte GmbH, Worlée-Chemie GmbH and Worlée Drive Dried Logistics GmbH. E.H. Worlée & Co. is divided into the following service departments: Financial Accounting, IT, Human Resources, Controlling, Reception, Taxes, Materials Management/Purchasing and Legal Affairs.


Worlée Drive Dried Logistics GmbH

The subsidiary Worlée Drive Dried Logistics GmbH was founded in 2015 for the management of the warehouse locations and logistical processing. As an integrated logistics provider and part of the group of companies, the company operates several warehouses in the Billbrook district of Hamburg as well as external warehouses on the west and east coasts of the USA. The core competencies are worldwide import logistics, customs clearance, warehousing and the organisation of national and international freight transport.


Worlée-Chemie GmbH

As a production and distribution company, Worlée-Chemie GmbH forms the link in the value chain between the basic industry and the processing industry with its product portfolio. At the North German production sites in Lauenburg and Lübeck, Worlée produces modern and environmentally friendly binders and additives for the coating industry. The wide range of own products is also supplemented by commercial products of well-known international partner companies. The trading business with (special) chemicals is controlled from the headquarters in Hamburg-Billbrook.  Worlée-Chemie also offers cosmetic raw materials for the application areas of cleansing, colour and skin. The product range includes polymer chemical raw materials as well as plant-based raw materials, visual active ingredient carriers, pigment dispersions and environmentally friendly exfoliating particles. The company’s own cosmetic products are produced in Lübeck and Hamburg.


Worlée NaturProdukte GmbH

As a leading producer and refiner of food raw materials, Worlée NaturProdukte GmbH, based in Hamburg-Billbrook, offers a range of different dry products from all over the world. The extensive product range extends from dried raw materials such as fruits and vegetables to spices, medicinal and culinary herbs as well as ingredients for tea and animal feed – both conventional and organic.
At Worlée NaturProdukte, all raw materials undergo a comprehensive quality check, which begins in the countries of origin with the selection of the right suppliers, and are refined by means of state-of-the-art production facilities into high-quality raw materials that are used as natural ingredients in the food processing industry. The company responds to changing market requirements and increasing consumer demand for sustainable products with ecologically produced and fair trade products.