Press release
North America
January 7, 2014

Evonik Corporation Completes Merger With Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation

Evonik Goldschmidt No Longer Separate Entity

Evonik Corporation today announced it has successfully completed its merger with Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation, a leading provider of specialty surfactants to numerous industries with a major focus on the consumer market.

“As of January 1, 2014, Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation is fully incorporated into Evonik Corporation and is no longer a separate legal entity,” said Dr. Reinhold Brand, senior vice president and general manager of Evonik's Consumer Specialties North American Business Unit. “As Evonik Corporation, we will continue to focus on delivering innovative products and maximizing growth and value in the consumer care markets.”

Among Evonik’s Consumer Specialties’ offerings are ingredients used to make everyday consumer products such as fabric softener, car care products, shampoo, hair conditioner and toothpaste as well as industrial chemical products for the agricultural, metal working, labeling and oil and gas industries.

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Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.4 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.4 billion (excluding Real Estate in both cases).


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