Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV — Genk

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV — Genk

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV specializes in the production of phenolic resins and polyester for all kinds of applications. Together with Vyncolit NV in Ghent and Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Barcelona), S.L.U. in Barcelona, we are part of the global group SBHPP. Our parent company is located in Japan.

In 1966 Hooker Chemical nv was founded and in 1967 a site was started in Genk for the production of acid, phenolic resins and polyester.

In 1984 the name changed to Occidental Chemical nv and in 2000 it was taken over by Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. In 2004 the name finally changed to Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV as we know it today.

The workforce in Genk consists of about 70 blue collar workers and about as many white collars. We are a SEVESO company and therefore place safety at the highest level.


We seek people who are passionate about their professions, innovative, committed to excellence, and perform in a way that reflects our corporate culture. We ensure that talent is rewarded, developed and retained and we will share the responsibility for your career development with you.

Key facts


tonnes of capacity


million of annual sales


people employed

All Careers

White collar

Spontaneous job application

Spontaneous job applications are always welcome. If you want to apply, please send your application to HR Genk.

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