Petersen Matex Trading GmbH

On the right course for growth.

Under the best conditions.

Petersen Matex Trading GmbH is an independent trading company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, and belongs to an international group of companies with decades of experience. We are your partner in global trade and in structuring international financing.

Thanks to years of experience and a comprehensive understanding of international trade and financing systems, Petersen Matex Trading GmbH makes it possible to successfully develop new businesses and projects and to implement structured trades – particularly in the manufacturing industry and agricultural sector. By applying different financing models, we enable our customers to achieve attractive growth opportunities that empower them in their respective market segments.

Our presence in Germany, our knowledge of the culture and language as well as our understanding of the local business environment are yet more reasons why we are perfectly positioned to support our customers with procurement in Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries. Subsequently, the goods we purchase for our customers are combined with attractive financing in one package.

The Petersen Matex Trading GmbH is a company with history. We owe a tremendous amount of experience, flexibility and expertise to our South American roots.

Our Services

International trade

The Petersen Matex Trading GmbH trades products from a broad spectrum of industrial sectors on behalf of its international customers. The products range from machinery and installations through components and replacement parts from metal, plastic, paper and wood processing industries; and also in the field of renewable energy all the way to raw materials gained from mining and agriculture, as well as the textile and food industries.


West European, especially German capital goods are very popular among international companies. By using technical descriptions we help our customers obtain the goods they are looking for. We use the opportunities within the Petersen Matex Group for sourcing capital and consumer goods.

Export financing

Our customers are often faced with inadequate national refinancing options for necessary investments. The Petersen Matex Trading GmbH makes these investments possible by buying the appropriate goods from the respective manufacturers and reselling the goods to their customers under attractive financing terms and conditions – depending on the creditworthiness and the nature and the size of the business. On this basis, we provide our customers with supplier’s credit at attractive rates for their imports and arrange buyer’s credit for major investments in cooperation with national and international financial institutions. Petersen Matex Trading’s far-reaching network consisting of banks, financial institutions, export credit agencies (ECAs) and private credit insurers helps make this possible.

International Sales

We maintain a network of international sales agents and partner companies across the globe. Our focus is Latin America, in particular Brazil, where we have partner companies we have worked with for decades. Petersen Matex Trading GmbH is therefore the contact of choice for all medium-sized companies that are looking to start up or expand marketing and sales activities in South America.

Our Guiding Principles

Taking Action

We move on from words to actions.


We do what we love.


We question the status quo and continually seize new opportunities.


We achieve our goals only by working together with our clients and business partners.

Management Petersen Matex Trading GmbH

Markus Storbeck

Markus Storbeck
Managing Director & CEO

Expert in International Trade, Project Management and Business Development

Professional Background:

  • Petersen Matex São Paulo, Key Account Management for trade financing and financing of international projects
  • CCC Machinery GmbH/ MPC Group Hamburg, Structuring and management of export financing projects
  • MPC Capital AG Hamburg, Project development, initiation and management of closed-end funds
  • CEO of Petersen Matex Trading GmbH, Hamburg, since 2013
  • CEO of Petersen Matex Trading B.V., Apeldoorn, since 2016


  • Industrial Engineering at the universities in Siegen and Hamburg
  • Executive Master of Business Administration at the Business School in São Paulo
Yuri Paco José Vetkamp

Yuri Paco José Vetkamp
Managing Director & CFO

Expert in Structuring Trade Financing

Professional Background:

  • CCC Machinery GmbH/ Ferrostaal Group Hamburg, Specialist in Export Financing
  • Dresdner Bank AG, Latin America, Credit Risk Controller
  • CP Kelco Germany GmbH, Management Team Member for plant expansion project
  • CFO of Petersen Matex Trading GmbH, Hamburg, since 2015
  • CFO of Petersen Matex Trading B.V., Apeldoorn, since 2016


  • Finance and Accounting in Utrecht, Netherlands (Bachelor)
  • Credit Risk Management (Controlling), Bank Academy Frankfurt, Germany
  • Information Technology, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany (Master)
david bailer

David Bailer
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Expert in International Trade, Project Management and Business Development

Professional background:

  • Assistant to the CEO, German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Manager, Petersen Matex Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil
  • Co-founder, Arco International Trading Corp., Miami, USA
  • Business Unit Manager, Petersen Matex Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil
  • Head of Latin America, Petersen Matex Trading GmbH, Hamburg, Germany


  • Master in Economics, International Economics Latin America, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Master of Business Administration: Agribusiness, Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil

We look forward to welcoming you as our partner.