We are a leading speciality chemicals company based in Cologne. With around 14,200 employees in 33 countries, we are an established company on the global market. Our primary expertise lies in producing, developing and marketing chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics, with annual sales of EUR 6.1 billion (2020).
We manage our operating business through four segments: Advanced Intermediates, Specialty Additives, Consumer Protection and Engineering Materials. These include 10 Business Units, through which we work with a broad range of applications and markets. As a specialist and efficient partner, we offer solutions to the challenges faced by our customers.
We focus on our customers’ requirements in order to drive progress and reliably provide innovative product, material and service solutions. When developing new materials, we also work with artificial intelligence to reduce development times for our customers. Our manufacturing, administration and logistics processes are designed efficiently and with a focus on performance.
Sustainability and responsibility are key factors behind our successful business operations. They help us become an even more efficient and competitive company while also supporting social goals such as protecting the environment. Our products also play a role in this, providing sustainable solutions in key areas such as electric mobility.