50 years Primex


1974 the company Primex Steel Trading was founded in Düsseldorf, Germany under its original name Primary Industries Trading GmbH. With that, the company Primary Industries enters the German market for the first time.

The history of the company dates back to the year 1909 in New York, where Michael Golodetz and his Partner Marc Ginzberg founded a company named Primary Industries Corp. which dealt in commodity trading. Then, in 1959, the company Primary Steel Inc. was founded in New York, which focused on commodity and steel trade. 1974 Primary Industries Trading came to Germany, Düsseldorf, which eventually became Primex Steel Trading GmbH.



In 2004 the Carl Spaeter Group, a family owned business headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, buys the majority of Primary Industries Trading GmbH's shares. As of that moment, the company Primary Industries Trading is part of the SPAETER Group.



The office in Bejing, China opens.




2008 the company Primary Industries Trading GmbH changes its name to Primex Steel Trading GmbH. Moreover the company logo changes to match the SPAETER Group logo.



In the following years, the company enters several different markets around the world, by opening oversea sales offices.

2010 Primex opens the sales office Algiers, Algeria.



The company moves into a new office within the Kö Galerie, located on the Königsallee 60D in Düsseldorf, being our current address.

2014 - 2018

Since 2014 further overseas offices have been opened in other countries.

2014 the office in Sao Paulo, Brazil was opened, which in the meantime moved to São Francisco Do Sul, Brazil. In the same year the sales office Dubai, UAE opened.

2016 the sales office Mumbai, India opened.

In 2018,  our office Cairo, Egypt was opened.

Details about the oversea offices can be found under contact.

2019 - 2021

In 2020 our sales office in Brazil has been closed.

In 2021 our sales office in Egypt has been closed.

2022 - 2023

In 2022 opening our office in Istanbul

In 2023 opening our office in Johannesburg