Degussa / Evonik Industries AG is a multinational corporation consistently aligned to the specialty chemistry. In fiscal 2003, its 47,000 employees generated sales of 11.4 billion, making it Germany’s third largest chemical company and the global market leader in specialty chemicals. Innovative products and system solution enable Degussa to play a valuable and indispensable role in the success of its customers, as summed up by our claim “creating essentially”.
By 2006 the Essen-based RAG Group acquired Degussa AG, which became the Chemicals Business Area of Evonik Industries AG. By 2007, the RAG Group was split into two: RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Herne (Germany), which was responsible for mining and processing operations, and Evonik Industries AG, Essen (Germany), an industrial corporation with a strong focus on specialty chemicals. Today, Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies.