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Five focus areas: Biotech, 3D printing, digitalization, circularity and new markets
Covestro is a start-up investor: With its Covestro Venture Capital (COVeC) approach, the company seeks to combine the needs of start-ups in areas such as financing, expertise and network with its own strategic goals with the goal of ensuring long-term sustainable development. “We are committed to ...
Covestro has achieved its targets in a challenging market environment in fiscal 2019. Core volumes increased by 2.0% compared to the previous year. Group sales fell by 15.1% to approximately EUR 12.4 billion as selling prices remained low due to increased competitive pressure in all segments. ...
Winners of the first Start-up Challenge continue their own venture
This year’s Start-up Challenge at Covestro is now getting down to the facts: The six best international start-up ideas have now been picked and the teams are preparing for the grand final. The winner of the company’s internal contest will be selected at the K 2019 trade fair for plastics and ...
Results influenced by challenging environment as expected
As expected, higher competitive pressure influenced the first quarter 2019 results of DAX-listed Covestro. Despite an overall solid demand, core volumes decreased slightly by 1.8%, mainly due to lower volumes in the Polycarbonates segment. A marked drop in selling prices led to a reduction in ...
Comprehensive analysis of Chinese founders’ landscape
The vast Chinese start-up ecosystem is a new field of engagement for the materials manufacturer Covestro. For this reason, the company, together with the market research consultants of ‘KAIROS Future’, facilitated a new, comprehensive study of the broad landscape that has developed over recent ...
Cost savings targeted at EUR 350 million per year
Covestro continued its positive business performance in 2018 with a solid third quarter in an increasingly challenging market environment. Group sales grew by 4.8% to EUR 3.7 billion over the same quarter in 2017 thanks to higher selling prices and volumes sold. Core volumes were up marginally by ...
Covestro accelerates its investment activities to capitalize on the strong MDI market growth. The Supervisory Board of Covestro has approved an investment of around EUR 1.5 billion to build a new world-scale MDI plant in Baytown, USA. This investment at the existing site in Baytown is the largest ...
Future of chemicals and data solutions in scope
Covestro is tapping further into the fast evolving start-up economy. The materials manufacturer is collaborating with Plug and Play to explore opportunities in materials innovation and digitalization. Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play is among the world’s largest start-up accelerator and ...
Group sales and EBITDA up significantly in the first quarter
With a successful start to 2018, materials manufacturer Covestro continues its strong growth. Thanks to ongoing robust demand and higher prices, sales rose by 5.4% to EUR 3.8 billion in the first quarter. The main sales drivers were the Polyurethanes and Polycarbonates segments. Core volumes ...
Patrick Thomas retires on May 31, 2018, by mutual agreement
The Supervisory Board of Covestro has agreed on an amicable retirement of Patrick Thomas’ tenure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective May 31, 2018. Patrick Thomas contract as CEO would have originally ended on September 30, 2018. Already in May 2017, Patrick Thomas had informed the ...