Major Recent Events - 2014 - today

2018 Orion acquires Acetylene Black manufacturer SN2A, renaming it Orion Engineered Carbons France SAS

2018 Closure of the Bupyeong plant and consolidation of South Korea production sites in Yeosu

2016 Closing of Ambès plant in France

2016 Addition of a production line at Jaslo (Poland)

2015  Orion acquires Qingdao Degussa Chemical Company Ltd. (QECC), a Chinese Carbon Black entity with a production plant in Qingdao, and renames it Orion Engineered Carbons Qingdao (OECQ)

2014 The plant in Paulinia (Brazil) gets further extended

2014 Specialized post-treatment facilities are established as production process in Cologne (Germany)

2014 Orion Engineered Carbons begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OEC

Orion Engineered Carbons - 2011- 2013

2013 Closing of Sines Plant in Portugal

2013 Establishing of a global center of excellence with all German R&D activities consolidated in one facility in Cologne (Germany)

2013 Orion Engineered Carbons adds a new production line in South Korea

2011 Establishment of Orion Engineered Carbons: Evonik sells its Carbon Black unit to Rhone Group and Triton Capital

Evonik - 2007 -2011

2010 Evonik Degussa GmbH becomes Evonik Carbon Black

2009 Closing of Aransas Pass plant (USA)

2007 Evonik acquires Full Ownership of Degussa Engineered Carbons LLC forming the new company Evonik Degussa GmbH

degussa. - 2001 - 2007

2002 A new Specialty Carbon Black unit gets installed at the Deutsche Gasrusswerke

2002 Paulinia, a greenfield plant, starts operating (Brazil)

2002 degussa. and the US company Engineered Carbons Inc. (ECI) jointly form Degussa Engineered Carbons, LLC, combining the Degussa US plants with ECI's Baytown, Borger, and Orange facilities

2001 Degussa-Hüls AG and SKW Trostberg form the new company degussa.

Degussa-Hüls AG - 1999 - 2001

2000 Degussa-Hüls AG purchases a plant in Jaslo (Poland)

1999 Degussa and Hüls AG fused to the new company Degussa-Hüls AG

1999 Degussa acquires the Carbon Black business of LG Chemical of South Korea including the two production plants at Bupyeong and Yeosu

The Expansion - 1980 - 1999

1997 The acquisition of the Sines plant (Portugal) augements Degussa's international facility portfolio

1994 Degussa starts a joint venture in China with the formation of QECC in Jiaozhou, and builds China's then-largest Carbon Black production plant, which is the first joint venture between a Western company and a Chinese enterprise. Degussa initially held a minority interest, and then acquired a majority interest in 1997.

1988 Degussa purchases Ashland Oil Inc.'s Carbon Black production facilities in Aransas Pass, TX, Belpre, OH, and Ivanhoe, LA, forming Degussa Carbon Black Corporation

1986 Degussa gains full ownership of carbon black factories in Malmö (Sweden) and in Ravenna (Italy)

1986 Degussa acquires the European Carbon Black works belonging to the Phillips Petroleum Company of Bartlesville, Oklahoma (USA). This gives Degussa full ownership of the Carbon Black plants in Ambès (France) and Botlek (Netherlands)

1986 Degussa purchases the Port Elizabeth, South Africa plant of Phillips Carbon Black, forming Algorax, a joint venture with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa

The Beginning - 1860- 1960

1958 Start of the Furnace Black process in Kalscheuren (Germany)

1938 Commencement of using the Gas Black process

1938 The remaining shares of the August Wegelin AG are puchased by Degussa

1936 Degussa establishes the joint venture Deutsche Gasrusswerke GmbH&Co. KG (DGW) / the Deutsche Gasrusswerke GmbH in Dortmund (Germany) together with all German tire producers of that time

1932 Degussa acquires a majority share in the August Wegelin AG in Kalscheuren (Germany) beginning its involvement in the production of Carbon Black

1862 August Wegelin AG

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