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Tackling challanges together

We are no stranger to the challenges that come with your job as a buyer – production downtime, financial losses, losing your competitive advantage.

A partner with over 30 years of experience and a deep network in the raw materials industry who serves as your economic bridge to procure your raw materials efficiently and strategically.

Our goal is to make your everyday life easier as a buyer, technician and quality manager in manufacturing companies.

Of course, everything in reliable and consistently high quality and according to your individual requirements and needs. From our location very close to the port of Hamburg, we can deliver our products to any part of the world - promptly, punctually and reliably.

Our Values

GTS offers you the advantages of a family-run company with a large network and worldwide contacts. We respond to your wishes flexibly, easily and individually. Quick agreements and short decision-making processes always enable perfect adaptation to changes in the national and international market.

We believe in partnership, fairness, discretion and trust. You are the heart of our work and the promise we make to you.

  • We offer security and trust.
  • We offer expertise and partnership. 
  • We offer anonymity in the market, a wide range of raw materials and a lean organization.

GTS GmbH is based in one of the leading ports in the world: Hamburg – the gateway to the world. This results in short routes to all regions of the world. All of our customers' logistical requirements are handled quickly and safely by our professionals.

GTS Meilensteine

  • In 1957, the company founder Norbert Kinadeter completed his training as a tallyman in the port of Hamburg and then worked in various areas of the port industry
  • From 1970, container distribution for the port of Hamburg, group leader for the freight division of UCT/DCD Hapag-Lloyd
  • From 1980, container controlling planning coordinator at Hapag-Lloyd, responsible for northern Europe
  • In 1989, founding of the TCK trading firm, the predecessor company to GTS – focus: containers, chemicals
  • In 1993, founding of German Container Trading Service GmbH (GTS) – further expansion of the chemical trading and processing division
  • In 2011, name changed to GTS – German Trading Service GmbH For Raw Materials as a result of expanding the core chemical trading business to 90%
  • In 2016, Ms. Frauke Schmidt, a trained businesswoman, takes over 100% of GTS GmbH. She is now owner / manager. As an authorized officer, your husband Frank Schmidt, a full-time salesman, runs the operative business. Mr. and Mrs. Kinadeter say goodbye to their well-deserved retirement.

The service from GTS GmbH for you - at a glance:

  • Procurement of raw materials and production of chemical solutions according to your requirements profile
  • Complete logistics service with storage, palletizing, picking and marking
  • Deliveries of raw materials and solutions, even in partial quantities, according to your specifications

GTS China

The People's Republic of China is a country with the highest economic growth rates and offers great procurement opportunities, especially in the area of raw materials. That's why GTS GmbH has been on site since 2002.

Fair prices, good quality and first-class service – that’s what our GTS team in China stands for.

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