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Evonik repositions itself in personal care and household products markets to form new Care Solutions business

Essen, September 26, 2018

• New Care Solutions unit at Evonik creates powerhouse in the personal care and household products markets
• Care Solutions is formed from existing Personal Care and Household Care business lines
• Evonik to close two sites in UK and Spain

Essen, Germany. Evonik is merging its Personal Care and Household Care business lines together with its associated oleochemistry platform to form a new Care Solutions Business Line, helping to position itself as a leading provider of innovative solutions in the care products market. The move represents the next logical step for the specialty chemicals company as it implements its strategy for the Health & Care growth engine.

The new unit, which has roughly 1,250 employees and combined sales of approximately €900 million, will be launched on January 1, 2019, under the leadership of Dr. Tammo Boinowitz.

“In the past we’ve worked for our customers in parallel across these complementary business lines —the reorganization means that our customers can expect more innovative products, leaner processes, and much closer customer relationships,” says Boinowitz, the designated head of Care Solutions. The formation of the combined business ensures that common expertise, resources, technologies, and raw materials will all now sit together under one roof.

This reorganization will allow Evonik to realize increased synergies leading to more efficient processes, a leaner organization, and improved interface management. As a result of merging the two business lines, Evonik will be ending its involvement in Milton Keynes (UK) site in 2019 and Granollers (Spain) in 2020. In addition, the Care Solutions Business Line will be withdrawing from German sites in Hanau and Schlüchtern.

In order to best serve customers throughout the world, the focus at Care Solutions will be even more global. Three of the five product lines will be managed from the United States, while future production at Care Solutions will be carried out at sites in Germany, the Americas and Asia.

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