We make your home
fresh and clean
in an easy and safe way
with innovative products

Our Company

A typical medium-sized company from Swabia? With its roots in the regional capital, Stuttgart? Precisely! Since 1966, we have been developing, producing and constantly improving consumer products for cleaning, fragrance and care, with a focus on WC-cleaning, from our headquarters in Herrenberg - for customers across the globe! Buck Chemie handles the entire process chain, from A to Z. We are known for our flexible approach to development, for our established know-how and for our focus on customer needs. We provide comprehensive support, all the way through from the original idea to successful launch.

success comes from teamwork...

We want everyone involved in our projects to be successful - our customers, our affiliates, our employees and our suppliers. After all, we all live from one another’s growth and, by working together, can ensure continued success for the future.

with a sound roof over its head...

Since 2013, BUCK-Chemie has been part of the Buck Group buck-group.com

our mission statement

our values

  • Our development approach incorporates environmental and societal considerations.
  • Sustainability is important to us.
  • We treat one another with respect and take a constructive approach.
  • We encourage the continued professional development of all employees.
  • We act in a socially responsible manner and ensure good working conditions across all divisions.
  • Our success is attributable to all of our employees.
  • Our responsible economic approach secures our future.

our guiding principles

  • We are a reliable partner for our customers across the globe.
  • We develop innovative product ideas for, and with, our customers.
  • We manufacture high-quality products based on our longstanding experience.
  • Our focus is on premium products for niche markets.
  • We act quickly and flexibly in a chain organisation.
  • Our strength lies in the variety of solutions and services available within our corporate group.

our group

We develop and produce washing, cleaning and detergent products, as well as air fresheners. Our subsidiaries employ more than 300 employees at sites in Herrenberg, Vlotho und Lemgo (Germany), Affoltern am Albis (Switzerland), Istanbul (Turkey) and in Singapore.

Buck Gruppe Buck Group Buck Chemie Buck Powder Messing & Keppler ORO Buck Avrasya Buck Asia Buck R&D

Karl Buck

The origins of Buck Group date back to Karl Buck, who founded Buck-Chemie.

the creation of Buck-Chemie GbmH

Karl Buck was a chemical engineer who in his spare time developed various products for his wife, Anna Buck, who ran a pharmacy. During the 1950s, when the standard toilet-cleaning product was concentrated hydrochloric acid, he began researching a safer method of cleaning. The result: the predecessor of today’s WC cleaning block – a product to be hung in the toilet, distributing cleansing power with each flush. It was registered with the German patent and trade mark office in 1965 as “WC-66”. This laid the foundation for Buck-Chemie GmbH, which Karl Buck founded in 1966. He worked at the company for the rest of his life.

about Karl Buck

Karl Buck was born on July 24th, 1912 in Stuttgart-Feuerbach. His life was shaped mainly by his experiences in the period after WWI, as well as his time as a soldier and as a prisoner of war during the second world war. Buck was a trained lab technician and chemical engineer.

Karl Buck

Karl Buck was actively involved in shaping the company’s fortunes right up until his death on October 16th, 2010 at the age of 98.

our development

passion and tradition

Together with our customers, we have been successfully developing products for their markets for over 40 years. We have special expertise in the field of air improvement products and air fresheners, hard surface cleaning and removing deposits such as limescale.

bright minds and ultra-modern methods

We have a pool of our own tested formulations at our disposal, some of which are patented, for our development work. We have special expertise in the field of developing extruded and tablet-form articles, as well as liquid formulas. Physical-chemical methods of analysis guarantee our customers precise product descriptions. This makes product improvements measurable and validates statements on functional characteristics.

from A to Z

We cover the entire spectrum of processes – from the initial idea to market testing and tests at POS. All processes are properly documented and all packaging is labelled in line with the applicable rules and regulations. Our comprehensive skills and expertise mean we can provide a seamless service and concentrate on the most important things: customer service and product quality.

Company History

Karl Buck
Anna Buck
Karl Buck and
Anna Buck

Company History

Our Products

Rim Blocks With Gel Center

WC Rim Blocks With Gel Center

The Rim Block With Gel Center is an attractive scented rim block with a modern design, which is attached to the rim of the toilet bowl. The round form consists of a cleaning agent and scented gel that is stamped onto the product. The scented gel also ensures that the air stays consistently fresh. The gel is available in different patterns e.g. a flower or brand emblems. The protective foil around the rim block is water soluble and dissolves fully. The protective foil ensures that the deodorizing property of the scented rim block only starts to work after the first flush. The high scent concentration contained in the gel ensures that the fresh air scent lasts up to 4 weeks. Since the rim block completely dissolves during this period, replacing it is quick and easy. This is particularly easy due to the innovative rim block basket, making replacing the Combiblock 2in1 easy - especially due to the fact that the basket does not have to be removed.

Options

The customer can choose from a variety of colors and forms with harmonizing, modern fragrances. The gel is available in a variety of geometric forms, such as brand emblems. The front design of the highly transparent basket is available according to customer specifications. Individual Combiblock 2in1s are available in 40 - 50 g units. The Combi 2in1 is packaged in blister packaging.

Ecological Consideration

In selecting the scented oil composition, we ensure that the applicable directives are applied. The product does not contain phosphates and PDCB (Paradichlorobenzene). The cleaning agent is biodegradable.

Cleaning Tablet for Sanitary Use

Cleaning Tablet for Sanitary Use

Tablets for the cleaning of hard surfaces are produced on the basis of inorganic and organic acids, as well as tensides and oxygen-based bleaching agents. The tablets dissolve in the toilet drain and work automatically, even in areas toilet brushes do not reach. They remove lime scale quickly and powerfully. The active oxygen formula ensures that dirt and unhygienic film and grime are properly removed. It is an effervescent tablet that is packaged in individual foils. This foil packaging provides optimal protection against environmental impact, such as humidity.

Options

The cylindrical, faceted tablets are available with a diameter of 34 mm. Upon request other geometrical forms are available. The tablet can weigh between 15 and 25 g. The cleaning tablets have a pleasant citrus scent. Other customer-specific scent options are also available. Optionally, the active ingredient can be dyed, so that the tablet appears to work in several phases. At customer request, the foil-packaged tablets can be ordered in bulk or in store-ready packaging.

Ecological Consideration

The raw materials used in this product are completely biodegradable.

XXL Rim Blocks with scented Gel Stripes

XXL Rim Blocks with scented Gel Stripes

The XXL Rim Block with Gel Stripes is an attractive scented rim block that is attached to the rim of the toilet bowl. The block form consists of basic cleaning agent block in which a glowing colored gel stripe is stamped for scenting purpose. The XXL scented rim block with gel stripes consists of 3 individual blocks. The block mounted on the left and right side show small gel stripes and the block in the middle shows a very wide stripe. These gel stripes ensure that the air stay consistently fresh – even without flushing. The protective foil on the scented rim blocks is water soluble and dissolves fully. The protective foil ensures that the deodorizing property of the scented rim block only starts to work after the first flush. The high scent concentration contained in the gel ensures that the fresh air scent lasts up to 280 flushes.

Options

The customer can choose from a variety of colors with harmonizing, modern fragrances. An individual XXL scented rim block weighs 60 grams. The product is packaged in blister. The front design of the basket is available according to customer specifications and can include the product brand.

Ecological Consideration

In selecting the scented oil composition, we ensure that the applicable directives are applied. The product does not contain phosphates and PDCB (Paradichlorobenzene). The cleaning agent is biodegradable.

Scented Rim Blocks with Gel Stripes

Scented Rim Blocks with Gel Stripes

The Block with Gel Stripes is an attractive scented rim block with a modern design that is attached to the rim of the toilet bowl. The block form consists of cleaning agents in which two scented glowing gel stripes are stamped onto the product; the gel stripes are colored. The scented gel stripes ensure that the air stays consistently fresh - even without flushing. The protective foil on the rim block is water soluble and dissolves fully. The protective foil ensures that the deodorizing property of the scented rim block only starts to work after the first flush. The high scent concentration contained in the gel ensures that the fresh air scent lasts up to 4 weeks. Since the rim block completely dissolves during this period, replacing it is quick and easy.

Options

The customer can choose from a variety of colors with harmonizing, modern fragrances. Individual Blocks with Gel Stripes are available in 40 - 50 g units. The product can be packaged in traditional blister, sticking card and firm band card packaging. The front design of the basket is available according to customer specifications and can include the product brand.

Ecological Consideration

In selecting the scented oil composition, we ensure that the applicable directives are applied. The product does not contain phosphates and PDCB (Paradichlorobenzene). The cleaning agent is biodegradable.

Blueing Rim Blocks

Blueing / Greening Rim Blocks

Blueing / Greening rim blocks are attached to the rim of the toilet bowl in a basket. In addition to the rim block's deodorizing properties, the rinse water is dyed in a fresh blue or green color. The product has excellent cleaning properties, which are emphasized through the dyed rinse water. The deposit of lime and urine scale is prevented in a sustained manner. The active ingredients are put into the water in staggered intervals through a special dosing system located on the underside of the basket. This ensures that the cleaning agent is placed into the rinse water at the optimal time, ensuring that the cleaning agent has the maximum cleaning effect on the toilet bowl. The protective foil around the rim block is water soluble and dissolves fully. It ensures that the deodorizing property of the scented rim block only starts to work after the first flush. It also ensures that the product can be refilled without leaving any residue on one's hands - making this a pleasant experience. The product lasts up to 4 weeks, depending on the rinse water system and flushing frequency.

Options

Customers can select the color and scent option for this product. The standard product offering includes two different colors, as well as various perfume compositions. The customer may select the color of the dosing basket. The images on the front of the plastic container are available according to customer specifications. An individual Blueing/Greening Rim Block weighs 40 g. The original scented rim blocks are packaged on fixed band cards. The product is also available in blister card packaging. The refill rim blocks are available in a variety of packaging options. A combination with the already filled basket is also available.

Ecological Consideration

The product does not contain phosphates and PDCB (Paradichlorobenzene). A study conducted at an independent lab has documented that the product is biodegradable. In the selection of the scented oil composition, we ensure that the applicable directives are applied.

Rim Blocks

Rim Blocks

Rim Blocks are attached under the rim of the toilet bowl in a basket. With each flush the rinse water releases a specific amount of the cleaning agent and perfume. The tenside in the scented Rim Block develops scented foam that cleans the toilet bowl surface. This process prevents sediments from attaching to the toilet bowl surface and releases a fresh scent. The protective foil on the Rim Block is water soluble and dissolves fully. The protective foil ensures that the deodorizing property of the scented Rim Block only starts to work after the first flush. Refilling the recyclable baskets is easy and hygienic through our optimized click catch and the foil-packaged refill Rim Blocks. The product lasts up to 4 weeks, depending on the rinse water system and flushing frequency.

Options

A selection of scented oil compositions and rim blocks are available in a variety of colors. Other scents and colors, such as e.g. seasonal spring scents, can be developed according to customer demand. The individual scented Rim Block can weigh anywhere between 40 and 50 g. The customer may select the color of the dosing basket. The images on the front of the basket are available according to customer design as well. The scented rim blocks can be packaged in baskets on sticking cards, fixed band cards or in folding boxes. The product is also available in blister card packaging. The refill rim blocks are available in a variety of packaging options. A combination with the already filled basket is also available.

Ecological Consideration

In the selection of any of our available scented oil compositions, we ensure that the applicable directives are applied. The product does not contain phosphates and PDCB (Paradichlorobenzene). The cleaning agent is biodegradable.

In-Tank Products

In-Tank Products

The Blueing and Greening Block products for the tank are cleaner blocks, which also color the water blue or green. The products have excellent cleaning and deodorizing properties. The colored rinse water disperses fresh air and underscores the impression of cleanliness. The cleaner blocks can be used as a block; they are simply dropped directly into the tank. The Blueing / Greening Block color the rinse water evenly. The Blueing / Greening Blocks are packaged in water soluble foil that dissolves fully. Consumers can drop the product in the tank without it leaving any residue on their hands. In addition, the protective foil ensures that the deodorizing property of the scented Rim Block only starts to work after the first flush. The Rim Block lasts up to 4 weeks regardless of the rinse water system and flushing frequency.

Options

The customer can select from a variety of scents. The Blueing / Greening Blocks are available in geometric forms ranging from a cuboid to a cube. There is a variety of folding box options available for the packaging of the product. Blister packaging is also available. An individual Blueing / Greening Block weighs 50 g and lasts up to 4 weeks regardless of the rinse water system and flushing frequency.

Ecological Consideration

In the selection of any of our available scented oil compositions, we ensure that the applicable directives are applied. The product does not contain phosphates, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and Paradichlorobenzene (PDCB). The cleaning agent is biodegradable.

Descalant Tabs

Descalant Tabs

When water is heated in household appliances lime scale affixes to the sides of the appliance; the Lime Scale Removing Tablet removes the lime scale. The Lime Scale Removing Tablet can be used with all common household appliances, ranging from pots, electric kettles, irons, coffee machines to washing machines and dish washers. With routine use, the useful life of electric household appliances is extended. The effervescent tablets are produced on the basis of inorganic and organic acids. They are packaged individually in foils to ensure that the consumer does not come into contact with the active ingredients. The tablets are also optimally protected against environmental impact, such as humidity. The tablets dissolve very quickly in cold water, they are odorless and tasteless. A 15 g tablet can dissolve up to 3 grams of lime scale.

Options

The cylindrical, faceted tablets are available in diameters of 30 or 34 mm. Upon request other geometrical forms are available. The tablet can weigh between 10 and 15 g. At customer request, the foil-packaged tablets can be ordered in bulk or in store-ready packaging.

Ecological Consideration

The product does not contain phosphates. The raw materials used in this product are completely biodegradable.

Coffee Residue Removers

Coffee Residue Removers

The heat that develops in the heating chamber of coffee machines leaves substances behind that can clog the machine. Coffee oils dissolve or oxidize in warm environments and can have a very negative effect on the taste of coffee. The sediments that have a negative effect on taste, such as oils, are removed by the Coffee Residue Removers Tablet without any effort. The tablets contain active-oxygen, which also has a bleaching effect - leaving the coffee machine hygienically clean.

Options

The cylindrical, faceted tablets are available in 14 mm diameter. The tablet can weigh between 1.5 and 2.5 g. The foil-packaged tablets can be ordered in bulk or in store-ready packaging.

Ecological Consideration

All ingredients meet the strict statutory requirements. The raw materials used in this product are completely biodegradable.

our services

Production

BUCK-Chemie has extensive know-how relating to production methods, such as pressing, casting and extrusion technologies. Get in touch to find the right solution for you.

Extruded Soaps

Our production facilities manufacture soaps with various formulations that facilitate the addition of admixtures such as “Oxy”. We use cutting-edge, highly efficient production techniques and the entire manufacturing and production process is almost entirely automated.

Tablets

We produce high-quality tablets in various sizes and weights. Our reliable high quality standard is attained by means of a fully air-conditioned production hall with a steady level of air humidity. Our tablets are individually foil-sealed and packaged in foldable boxes. The production process is almost fully automated.

Packaging for all purposes

Our extruded soaps and tablets are packaged in plug-in cards, firm band cards, blister cards or foldable boxes. The packaging is printed in line with customer wishes and packed into boxes for transportation in the desired number of consumer units. If necessary, boxes can be designed to be suitable for shelf packing (shelf-ready). Weather-proof transport packaging is also available.

Logistics

Our production is accompanied by cutting-edge logistics solutions to ensure the consistently high quality of our products. Our warehouse is almost entirely sealed to ensure protected storage with steady climactic conditions. The efficient construction allows for swift loading and unloading of raw materials and finished products. This ensures top product quality - quality that we continuously monitor through our quality and environmental management systems.

our brands

WC Kukka

Our WC-Kukka brand was born of the idea to create a floral scent for toilets in Finland. It launched in the 1970s and quickly became established as one of the most well-known brands for WC-freshener blocks.

The brand name WC Kukka is, in fact, not just an invented name: Kukka is Finnish for flower. When we developed our flower-shaped two-phase WC-freshener block, it was the perfect fit for the established brand and further emphasised the brand name.

Today, WC Kukka is a well-established brand and one of the leading names for scented WC-blocks in Finland. Scented WC-blocks in various shapes, colours and scents, as well as liquid WC-cleaners, are marketed under this brand name.

WC Fleur

Along the same lines as WC Kukka, our products are marketed in the other Scandinavian countries under the brand name WC Fleur. The name WC Fleur is also derived from the word flower, but from the French.

Private label brands

In addition to our own brands, our products are also sold by trading organisations and branded manufacturers as private label products. Our main strength and what sets us apart in this area is our adaptability and flexibility, which allow us to fulfil a very wide range of customer needs.

As an internationally active company, we supply to almost all European countries, as well as to South America and Asia. In addition, we are always keen to develop new markets. Our export share is more than 30 %. Licenses have been granted for several countries in Europe, as well as for South Africa and elsewhere overseas.

Quality and Sustainability

Quality

The quality of a product is a key competitive factor, if not the most important one. In order to meet our own quality standards, as well as those of our customers and consumers, a reliable management system is crucial. We have implemented a reliable quality management system, which is constantly updated and optimised. Since 1996, we have also been certified pursuant to DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001. Furthermore, we comply with our corporate principles at all times.

Testing options

Our international sales market brings with it various technical requirements and a wide range of different climates. We use special climate cabinets to test and stress products under various climactic conditions to reflect those experienced by our customers. For products in the sanitary division, we have a testing laboratory with WC-bowls from all over the world, which can differ greatly in terms of flushing action. In this laboratory, flushing that reflects consumer behaviour can be timed for around-the-clock, allowing us to test and review our products under real conditions.

we care about the environment

Our use of cutting-edge air-cleaning technology takes environmental needs into account. Economical use of selected raw materials is a key aspect for the environmentally-friendly and ecological manufacturer of our products; our methods mean that no production waste is generated. Moreover, we were one of the first companies in the chemical processing sector in Germany to be granted environmental certification pursuant to DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001 in 1996.

Download

  • ISO 9001/ISO 14001 DE - EN
  • IFS DE - EN
  • A.I.S.E EN
  • ISO 50001 DE
Quality

Your Carreer

Read on to find information about all of the positions currently available at BUCK Group AG. Please click to find out more!

Our vacancies (Herrenberg / Stuttgart area)

Vacancies at BUCK Group AG

Fuchs & Böhme (Vlotho / Bielefeld area)
Messing & Keppler (Lemgo / Bielefeld area)

Speculative applications at BUCK Group AG

Contact

Production Solid

Buck-Chemie GmbH
Hertzstraße 1
D-71083 Herrenberg
Tel: +49 7032 9769-0
Fax: +49 7032 77176
info [at] buck-chemie.de
buck-chemie.de

Buck Group AG

Buck Group AG
buck-group.com

Legal notice / Desclaimer

BUCK-Chemie GmbH

Hertzstraße 1
D-71083 Herrenberg (Gültstein)
Phone +49 7032 9769- 0

Managing Director: Werner Müller, Andreas Kiso

Commercial Registery: Local Court Stuttgart HRB 245040 VAT ID: DE813060209

Responsible for the content:
Werner Müller
info [at] buck-chemie.de

Conzept: finkdifferent.de
Photos: BUCK-Chemie, fotolia
Implementation: cialog.com

Disclaimer

While the information provided by BUCK-Chemie GmbH is created and compiled with the greatest of care, errors cannot be entirely excluded. We shall not be liable for damage caused by the use of erroneous or incomplete information, unless malicious intent or gross negligence can be proven.

We review the contents of all linked websites. To our knowledge, these websites do not contain any illegal, morally questionable or defamatory content. However, as we are unable to constantly review new content, we hereby expressly distance ourselves from any and all content that was subsequently amended or added to the linked sites.

Copyright

All content on this website is subject to copyright. The use hereof for commercial or other purposes is subject to the approval of BUCK-Chemie GmbH.

Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis when possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.

However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g email communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our product more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.

Most cookies that we use are so-called "session cookies". They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can adjust your browser to inform you when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies, or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases, as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.

Server-log-files

The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

  • browser type/version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of query

Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. We do not merge this data with other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if there is any indication of illegal use.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.

Browser Plugin
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to the use of these websites, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to Data Collection
You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. In doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics

You will find more information concerning the treatment of user data by Google Analytics in Google's Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

IP-anonymisation
We use the function "Activate IP anonymisation". Through this, your IP address will be shortened in advance within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, your complete IP address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not merge your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Objection to commercial mails

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Notice/Impressum. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures against senders of unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam emails etc.