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Helping the world to face major challenges

Innovator with a global presence

Covestro is a world-leading manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials for key industries. Its products and application solutions are nearly everywhere in modern life. With its innovative strength the company is constantly coming up with new developments which benefit society and the environment.

Covestro is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany which is one of its biggest sites.

With sales of more than €11bn in 2014 and nearly 17,000 employees, Covestro is a global player in the field of polymers. It has around 30 sites throughout Europe, Asia and America, eight of which are world-scale production facilities. In addition, there are dozens of smaller more specialized technical centers around the world, providing personalized support and customized solutions.

Over recent years there has been a significant investment program to provide for a modern set-up of production assets as well as leading-edge technology, both to ensure a competitive position for many years to come. This well-invested asset base operates at a competitive cost position. 

Solutions for crucial industries

In keeping with its vision “To make the world a brighter place,” Covestro seeks sustainable solutions for the major challenges of our times such as climate change, resource scarcity, population change and urbanization – providing the backdrop for favorable industry dynamics and opportunities for further growth. The company’s innovative products and solutions are used in crucial industrial sectors such as automotive, construction, wood and furniture, sports and leisure, electrical and electronics.

As a global leader in polyurethanes, Covestro develops and produces the components for rigid and flexible foams as well as for solid materials.  Diverse applications range from mattresses and car seats to insulating materials for refrigeration appliances and buildings.

Versatile materials

Covestro is also the leader in the development and production of polycarbonates.  Lightweight, tough and easy to shape, these high-performance plastics can be used in a wide variety of ways, and have large-scale use in industries such as automotive and construction.

As a world-leading supplier of raw materials for high-value coatingsadhesives and specialty chemicals, Covestro supplies these high-value niche products to protect and enhance the appearance of anything from cars, via furniture and flooring, applications in the sports and leisure sector through to cosmetictextile and medical products.