Evonik has established wide-ranging trading relations in China as early as the 1930s by opening a representative office in Shanghai. The company now has 2,529 employees and 15 production sites and offices in China and 216 employees in Taiwan.
Evonik regards China as one of the driving forces of the global economy and we consequently endeavor to grow our business in the region. Evonik has started a number of cross business unit projects for some key industries such as automotive, construction, electronics and lighting, etc. Several strategic investment projects are also under way in the region to ensure that the growth trajectory continues in the long term. Besides the investment into production facilities, Evonik also wants to strengthen its R&D efforts in China by boosting local innovation.
Evonik regards people as the most important assets for our sustainable growth. Wherever possible, we aim to fill key positions with highly qualified local managers and offer them attractive career opportunities in the Group. Evonik has been awarded one of “China’s Top Employers” by the international publishing company Top Employers Institute for a number of times since 2007.
Shanghai R&D Center
To facilitate the establishment of new business activities in the Greater China region, Evonik embarked on the construction of a multi-user site in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in 2004.
Shanghai R&D center plays a key role in Evonik’s global R&D strategy. The R&D center was inaugurated in 2004, and has just completed its third expansions by end of October, 2013.