With the construction of a new state-of-the-art innovation center in Worms (Germany), Röhm intends to further expand its technology leadership. In future, around 100 scientists of the chemical company will work on the development of new products and processes under one roof. “By pooling our research activity at the biggest production site we have anywhere in the world, Röhm is set to expand on its leading market position,” says Michael Pack, Chief Executive Officer of Röhm. The construction site is currently under preparation, with completion scheduled for early 2023.
The new innovation center will feature modern laboratories and pilot plants. This will offer Röhm employees ideal conditions to develop new processes, products and applications with a view to breaking into new markets.
As a global company with 15 production sites on four continents, Röhm is also strengthening its research activities in the USA and China. In the past year, the company commissioned a technological center in Shanghai. At the same time, construction work is proceeding on a new technological center in Wallingford (Connecticut, USA), where research work will commence before the end of this year.
“Our global research activity sends a strong signal to the market and underlines our aspiration to be a leading supplier in the field of methaycrylate chemicals,” says Hans-Peter Hauck, COO at Röhm.