Evonik's roots: The chemist Theodor Goldschmidt founded the company “Chemische Fabrik Th. Goldschmidt” in Berlin 170 years ago in 1847. In 1889/1890, the company then relocated to Essen, where it laid the foundations for today’s Goldschmidtstrasse site.

You can learn about the origins of Evonik Industries on the Evonik history portal . Also available are a large number of articles on the history of the sites, outstanding technical in-novations, and the people who left their mark on the history of the company.

And of course we can help you delve even deeper into the history of Evonik. Just send us an e-mail using one of the addresses on the Contacts page.

For more than 50 years, Corporate Archives has been providing historical information on all matters pertaining to the history of the present company and its predecessors. As a valuable "memory store", it preserves the expertise of many generations of employees and makes it available to those working at Evonik today. In this way Corporate Archives actively contrib-utes to creating value for the company.