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About Keyser & Mackay

Keyser & Mackay is an experienced agent and distributor of specialty chemicals and equipment with an extensive network throughout the heart of Europe. Situated in the historic city of Amsterdam by one of the most beautiful 17th century canals, Leidsegracht 19 is the headquarters of a pan-European operating agent and distributor in chemical raw materials.

We represent over 100 suppliers producing a wide range of products including additives, pigments, fillers, polymers, surfactants, resins, silica’s, wax emulsions, epoxy hardeners, silanes and many more.

We serve over 1000 customers with a full range of functional and synergetic products for many industries including coatings and printing inks, adhesives and sealants, plastics, construction, basic chemicals, food and feed, pharmaceuticals, personal care and many others.

Keyser & Mackay has 100 employees and offices in 7 countries in Europe, each having its own storage facilities. We work industry segmented with dedicated and experienced technically educated industry managers acting as problem solvers, supported by commercial inside sales teams. We take care of market investigation, sales promotion, logistic matters, warehousing, sampling and technical support to customers.

Adding value to your products is our goal in life. We are committed to giving support and quick response to our customers’ needs, ensuring quality and transparency in all our services.


Safety, Health and Environment

Being active in chemical distribution, we feel a large responsibility toward safety and health for our employees, customers and consumers of our products, as well as for the environment in which we live. We therefore strictly comply with all relevant regulations and rules as it comes to safety, health and environment. We have rules and measures in place to reduce the risk for our employees, customers, society and environment to the minimum. We constantly strive to improve our quality standards and performance and we are strongly committed to maintain our high level of engaged leadership and safety culture.


Responsible Care

Responsible Care

Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s global initiative to drive continuous improvement and achieve excellence in environmental, health, safety and security performance.
Responsible Care embraces the development and application of sustainable chemistry, helping our industry contribute to sustainable development while meeting the world’s growing need for essential chemicals and the products those chemicals make possible. As member of the Dutch Association of Traders in Chemical Products (VHCP), Keyser & Mackay is fully committed to the Responsible Care Program issued by the global chemical industry and complies to the eight core principles of Responsible Care.


ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001 is an International Standard that gives requirements for an organization’s quality management system (QMS). Keyser & Mackay Netherlands are ISO 9001:2015 certified, this demonstrates that we can meet the regulatory requirements and apply the system effectively by establishing basic requirements to assure product quality, so Keyser & Mackay can be of real benefit for our customers.


IFS Broker

The IFS standard is a food safety standard developed by German, French and Italian trade and retail organizations. The standard is particularly aimed at suppliers of retailers in the food industry and aims to ensure the quality and safety of the food chain. IFS is one of the three certificates that comply with GFSI, the Global Food Safety Initiative. GFSI has now grown into a globally recognized initiative, in which major retailers and manufacturers are represented. Being an essential part of the supply chain, Keyser & Mackay implements IFS Broker.


Oxfam Novib

Keyser & Mackay is business ambassador of Oxfam Novib, an organization that is committed to a world without poverty and equal opportunities for all. People in developing countries get help by receiving a small credit through a microfinance program. With this loan, they can start their own business and work on an independent existence.

Like us, Oxfam Novib believes in the power and opportunities of people.



Keyser & Mackay is fully in compliance with the regulations on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH). “The main aims of REACH are to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, the promotion of alternative test methods, the free circulation of substances on the internal market and enhancing competitiveness and innovation”.

We fully understand our role as an importer and downstream user of chemicals and act accordingly. We are able to offer full service to our suppliers and customers on REACH related issues including acting as Only Representative.



The legal structure of Keyser & Mackay is a limited partnership to Dutch law (Commanditaire Vennootschap). Keyser & Mackay is privately owned and fully independent.

Management is represented by:

Gerard de Waal     Willem Augustinus
Gerard de Waal

Managing Partner

Willem Augustinus

Managing Partner



Keyser & Mackay was founded in 1894 in Amsterdam. In the starting period, the business was concentrated in the coating industry and the trade with the Dutch Indies. In 1908 a second office was opened in Rotterdam. The Amsterdam office was managed by Mr. J.I. Keyser, while the Rotterdam office was managed by Mr. A.C. Mackay. The Amsterdam office moved to its current location at Leidsegracht 19 in 1926.

In 1931, a Belgium branch was opened in Brussels being the first foreign branch of Keyser & Mackay. More foreign branches were opened in 1944 in France, 1947 in Switzerland, 1987 in Germany, 1995 in Poland and 2013 in Spain.

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