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 Closure 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 begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OEC.

Orion Engineered Carbons - 2011- 2013

2013 Closure of Sines plant in Portugal.

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

2013 Addition of 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 Closure of Aransas Pass, TX 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 in Bupyeong and Yeosu.

The Expansion - 1980 - 1999

1997 The acquisition of the Sines plant (Portugal) augments 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, OK (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 purchased 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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