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About Us

‘The incredible discoveries of chemistry strongly express the magic of nature.’

This is how Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described the fascination of chemistry. The science defined the link between other natural sciences such as astronomy, physics, material sciences, biology and geology as a central element.

OQEMA in Italy is based in Lombardy, with offices in Milan and Rivanazzano Terme (PV), where the headquarters, the logistics centre and warehouse are also located. It was formerly known as Elettrochimica Valle Staffora. Since 1930, Elettrochimica Valle Staffora has been distributing of chemical raw materials and it has worked ever since to identify solutions that improve the quality of our lives and the those of future generations.

Thanks to the proven experience of a team of professionals that operates with skill and passion, Elettrochimica Valle Staffora has created an important position in the landscape of chemical distribution, combining professionalism, quality and innovation with a widespread presence in various production industries.

Since April 2019 Elettrochimica Valle Staffora has been part of the OQEMA Group, an internationally active distribution company for basic chemicals and specialities headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany. In 2020 Elettrochimica Valle Staffora changed name to OQEMA S.p.A.  

We maintain our origins as a family company by tradition and conviction. Always reliable. Always responsive. Always on-site. And it’s been carried on for 90 years! From food and animal nutrition to pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, from handicraft to industrial and fine chemicals, from paints to rubber and resins to water treatment: we are the right partner of your choice!


Matthias Mirbach


T. +39 0383 935224
matthias.mirbach( at )

Laura Cellerino

Managing Director
T. +39 0383 935272
laura.cellerino( at )