Global market leader from Meppen
Covestro is paving the way for a successful future: the company has been operating a new site in Meppen since April 2021. This move was made possible by the acquisition of the Resins & Functional Materials (RFM) business unit from Royal DSM.
The acquisition considerably broadens the materials manufacturer's portfolio in the field of synthetic resins – positioning it as one of the world's leading suppliers in this important market. There are 95 employees at Covestro Resins (Germany) GmbH who ensure smooth operations on the various production lines. With their tireless efforts, it is they who often make the crucial difference.
The site in Meppen has been committed to sustainable and efficient production for more than 65 years. In the long term, the team wants to work on avoiding waste and reusing more products. This approach is based on the many creative solutions developed by the employees themselves. They make a significant contribution to value creation. The goal is to be a little better every day. With this attitude, Covestro Resins (Germany) GmbH aims to be one of the industry's flagship sites.
The state-of-the-art systems primarily produce high-quality synthetic resins. They are used in the paints, coatings and plastics industries, among others. The product portfolio now consists of more than 250 products.
The multifaceted innovations developed by Covestro Resins (Germany) GmbH are manufactured for a wide range of applications. While the solventborne polyesters provide the basis for coating metal plates and cans, the waterborne polyurethane dispersions are the basis for the production of facade and dispersion wall paints. The team in Meppen also supplies other specialties to the market – for instance, raw materials for the printing industry or a reusable carpet adhesive.
More information about the site in Meppen
The site in Meppen wants to reap the benefits of digitization. To do so, the team has developed a comprehensive roadmap. Digital technologies are to be used, among other things, to optimize processes in production.
In particular, the evaluation of large data sets enables work steps to be designed more efficiently and new value creation potential to be unleashed. In future, employees will have real-time access to all key performance indicators at a glance on automated dashboards.
There are also plans to establish a 5G infrastructure in the long term. This will not only facilitate the use of mobile devices and applications, but also elevate the networking of machines to an entirely new level.
The site in Meppen is known for its strong team cohesion. It is not uncommon for several generations of one family to work for the company. This is one of the reasons why respect, honesty and passion are so important at the site.
The family environment is the foundation for its continuing success story. With its unique "can do" mentality, the team is constantly setting new standards in the chemical industry. All employees can play a key role in continuing the success story at the Meppen site.
With this mindset, for example, the site is in a position to keep developing in terms of safety technology. The plants on site meet the high safety requirements of the authorities at all times.
For the employees in Meppen, sustainability is the central theme – even beyond production. In 2020, the team built a swallow hotel in a natural garden on the site premises. Swallows typically nest on the facades of houses under the protection of the eaves. As of now, the swallow hotel in Meppen offers the birds an additional retreat. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the swallow hotel could not yet be officially inaugurated. However, this is to be made up for as soon as possible.
Covestro Resins (Germany) GmbH continues to focus on climate-friendly and resource-conserving production. With its innovative synthetic resins, the team is making a contribution to improving the sustainability performance of its customers a little bit more every day. Nothing is expected to change in this regard in the future.
Covestro – A good neighbor
Living together in harmony is very important to Covestro. This is why the company is actively seeking dialog with its neighbors at the production sites. At Covestro, safety comes first. The company is dedicated to reducing risks for our employees and neighbors and to ensuring safe production processes.