History

A Relentless Resin Distribution Journey

Since our company’s inception in 1967, Bamberger Polymers has been dedicated to providing high-quality resins to fuel the needs of custom and proprietary manufacturers, compounders, injection molders, blow molders, and extruders. Throughout the years, we have expanded from a small regional plastics reseller in the US to a worldwide distributor with sales and distribution centers throughout North America, South America, Central America, and Europe. Overall, we now facilitate more than $1.35 billion in resin sales annually. We plan to continue our journey for many years to come so we can provide the best materials to our customers all over the world.

Follow the timeline to view the milestones of Bamberger’s proud history.

1967

Bamberger Polymers, Inc. is established by Gerald Bamberger in Great Neck, New York.

1969

Bamberger Plastics & Chemicals (Canada) is established.

1971

Bamberger Polymers International Corp is established in New York to distribute resins internationally.

1974

Bamberger Polymers (Europe) B.V. is established in the Netherlands.

1978

Sales office opens in Chicago, Illinois and bulk storage and transfer facility is opened in Edison, New Jersey.

1978

Bamberger registers trademarks for the Company’s private-label Bapolene and Bapolan lines of generic prime resins.

1979

Sales office opens in Los Angeles, California.

1982

Interpak Terminals, Inc. is established to operate the bulk handling and resin packaging facilities in New Jersey and Texas.

1984

Gerald Bamberger retires, Fred Garcia, Executive VP who started with the Company in January 1969, is named CEO and President.

1987

Bamberger completes an initial public offering of 49% of its stock and begins trading on the American Stock Exchange.

1990

Bamberger Polymers de Mexico is established.

1990

Bamberger acquires Coast Polymers in California to support sales on the west coast.

1993

The Company completes a management buyout of the U.S. and foreign resin distribution operations.

1993

At the buyout date, the Company had 15 shareholders. All employees of the Company. Fred Garcia, CEO and President is named President of the new company.

1997

Bamberger Polymers, Inc. headquarters relocates to Jericho, New York, its current location.

2001

Bamberger Polymers France is established.

2004

Fred Garcia retires, Lawrence Ubertini is named CEO.

2006

Bamberger Polymers de Guatemala is established.

2008

Sales office opens in Istanbul, Turkey.

2010

Bamberger Polymers de Colombia is established.

2011

Bamberger Polymers opens East Europe office in Serbia.

2012

Bamberger Polymers de Costa Rica is established.

2012

Bamberger Canada establishes a new division to provide resin to the African continent.

2012

In March 2012, Lawrence Ubertini, CEO retires and Steven Goldberg (started 1969) and Dennis Don (started 1974) are named as Co-CEO’s.

2016

Bamberger opens sales offices in Spain and Poland.

2017

Bamberger Polymers celebrates 50 years in business.

2018

Bamberger Polymers is acquired by the Plastiche S.A. and joins the Roussis-Van Gorp family group of companies.

2020

Bamberger establishes its ETP division to provide specialty resins in the Americas.

2020

The ownership of Bamberger Polymers is transferred to Blue Tree Holdings, a member of the Ravago S.A. group of companies.

2020

Bamberger Polymers de Peru is established.

2020

Bamberger Polymers de Chile is established.

2020

In March 2020, Steve Goldberg retires and Dennis Don is named CEO.