Essen, Goldschmidtstraße

Right in the center of Essen, Evonik Industries operates the largest industrial site of the city at its chemical site on Goldschmidtstraße. Some 2,000 people work at the site that spreads over 32 hectares. The Goldschmidtstraße chemical site has a long tradition and has been a major industrial employer in the city since 1889. The production focus has changed over the course of the years.

Nowadays, the plant manufactures raw materials and auxiliaries, additives and active principles, which primarily are used for producing consumer goods and in the chemical industry. The Ruhr Area site not only features state-of-the-art production facilities, but also houses research, development and applications technology units as well as the marketing, sales, and administrative units of Evonik.


Specialty chemicals for skin and hair care products, detergents and cleaning agents, automotive care products, plastics and rubber, paints and coatings, labels and adhesive tapes as well as polyurethane foams found in insulation, furniture, mattresses, and automotive applications.


Evonik Industries AG

Goldschmidtstraße 100
Phone: +49 201 173-01