Your partner in worldwide trade.

Experience. Expertise. International Networks.

Company

Trading group with history

Petersen Matex is a synonym for experience in the international trading business.

Our roots go back to trading operations in Brazil in the first half of the 20th century.

Based on this experience, our desire to expand, and our professional commitment towards our customers, we have grown into an intercontinental group of companies with our own entities in Europe and the USA.

Under the umbrella of the parent company in Switzerland, the companies of the Petersen Matex Group in Germany, the Netherlands and the USA operate as independent trading companies.

Through our global partner network, we cover key international markets, including the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and South America.

The international presence of the Petersen Matex Group reflects our strategic approach to the international trade and business arena:

We see ourselves as a global organisation and want to grow further into new markets with our customers, suppliers and partners. To this end, we place the entire Group’s know-how and our expertise in trading and commodity financing, which has grown over many decades, at their disposal – today and in the future.

  • Petersen Matex AG
    Zug, Switzerland
  • Petersen Matex Trading GmbH
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Arco International Trading Corp.
    Miami, USA
  • Petersen Matex Trading B.V.
    Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Facts about our business

85%

Sales growth

Average annual sales growth over the last five years

979

Number of shipments

Number of shipments realised by us

85%

Customer loyalty

We maintain long-term business relationships with 85% of our customers

Our companies

Petersen Matex Trading GmbH

Registered Office Hamburg, Germany
Foundation 2010
Function International trading company
Focus Structuring of financings
Located in Hamburg, the historic commercial centre

Petersen Matex Trading B.V.

Registered Office Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Foundation 2016
Function International trading company
Focus Structuring of financings
Focus on Dutch exporters

Arco International Trading Corporation

Registered Office Weston, Florida, USA
Foundation 2009
Function International trading company
Focus Link in trade between North and South America
Sourcing location
Trade in semi-finished products and goods for resale and consumption

Petersen Matex AG

Registered Office Zug, Switzerland
Foundation 2012
Function Group headquarters
Focus Management of the company’s shareholdings
Strategy development and business development
Management and administration

Management

Markus Storbeck

Markus Storbeck
Managing Director & CEO, Petersen Matex Trading GmbH

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

Education:

  • 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, Petersen Matex Trading B.V.

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

Education:

  • 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

Education:

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

José Carlos Brandao
Managing Director Arco International Trading Corporation

Expert in International Trade and Business Administration

Professional Background:

  • Food Export Company in Brazil, Trainee and then Employee
  • Kanematsu (Chemicals) Brazil, Assistant in Export
  • Arisco Industrial Ltda. (Food and Cleaning supplies) Brazil, Export Manager
  • JCB International (export food products and construction materials to Africa and Central America) Brazil, Owner
  • Luminor Limited Hong Kong (Trade with oil and gas companies from Angola / Sonangol), Owner
  • Head of Trading Division at Petersen Matex Brazil, 2012-2016

Education:

  • Business Administration (Bachelor) with a focus on Marketing and Sales in São Paulo, Brazil
christian schimmel

Christian Schimmel
CEO and Board Member of Petersen Matex AG, Zug

Expert in International Project Management, M&A, Corporate Finance and Business Development

Professional Background:

  • Arthur D. Little, Wiesbaden/Dusseldorf, Strategic Business Consulting
  • Swisscom IT Services AG Zurich, Business Development and M&A
  • Board Member of Petersen Matex AG, Zug, since 2012

Education:

  • Economics in Germany, France and the USA (Business Administration)

We look forward to welcoming you as a new partner.