Press release
July 26, 2012

A strong 2011 for Evonik Degussa Antwerpen, investments in the site amounted to 46 million EUR

2011 was a very good year for Evonik Degussa Antwerpen; the financial growth of 2010 continued. In 2011 the investments in the Antwerp site amounted to 46 million EUR. “Investing in people, a green future and responsible and sustainable management, that is what we want to do”, says Stefan Kroll, Managing Director.

Within the framework of “2011 – International Year of Chemistry” a lot of initiatives were taken to make especially young people enthusiastic about a job in chemistry. The highlight was the open day on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011.
Also in 2011 much attention has been paid to several safety formations to establish a sustainable safety culture.

Environment, safety and health
In the context of sustainable development 31.586 million EUR was spent on environmental protection, safety and health in 2011. 3.6 million EUR was invested in environmental activities and 2.33 million EUR in safety activities.

The growth that has started for Evonik Antwerpen in 2010, also continued in 2011. Evonik Antwerpen ended the fiscal year 2011 with a turnover of 487.9 million EUR, an increase of 3.8 percent compared to 2010. The EBIT grew by 3.2 million EUR (13 percent) to 27.5 million EUR. In 2011 the financial result improved further by an increase in financial receivables. After deduction of tax costs of 5.2 million EUR the fiscal year 2011 closes with a profit of 24.5 million EUR.

2011 was for Evonik Antwerpen also the year in which 46 million EUR was
invested in infrastructure and capacity increases. Through these investments the
company can further present itself in the future as an attractive investment

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About Evonik

Evonik Antwerpen
Evonik Antwerpen produces a wide range of specialty chemicals in the port of Antwerp. The company employs around 1,030 employees and has 11 production plants, each with their own specific functioning and their own end products. Evonik Antwerpen is the largest multi-user-site of the international group outside Germany.

Company information
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. Our group activities focus on the high-growth megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of our strategy. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.
Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2011 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around 14.5 billion EUR and an operating profit (normalized EBITA) of about 2.8 billion EUR.


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