We are a leading speciality chemicals company based in Cologne. With 58 production sites and around 15,500 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 7.2 billion (2018). We manage our operating business through four segments: Advanced Intermediates, Specialty Additives, Performance Chemicals and Engineering Materials. These include 11 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.