Arkema in Germany
Arkema GmbH produces hydrogen peroxide, odorants, organic peroxides and coating resins on 5 industrial platforms.
Arkema employs some 420 people overall in Germany.
The products manufactured in the German plants are marketed worldwide from the Düsseldorf headquarters of Arkema GmbH.
The facilities regularly offer apprenticeships for the following careers:
- Chemical operator (f/m)
- Chemical laboratory assistant (f/m)
- Industrial mechanical engineer (f/m)
- Electronics engineer (f/m)
Arkema GmbH also offers internships as required.
Through the Common Ground® program, each location builds strong relationships with the local communities in the vicinity of the plants and supports community outreach initiatives, especially related to safety and health protection.
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Düsseldorf – headquarters
The headquarters of Arkema Deutschland GmbH are located in Düsseldorf and provide all central services for the facilities and business units.
This includes sales, administration, finance and controlling, HR and purchasing. 60 people are employed In Düsseldorf.
The Düsseldorf site is ISO 50001 certified.
Günzburg production plant
The Arkema GmbH Günzburg facility, close to Ulm, has been producing an extensive range of organic peroxides under the tradename Luperox® since 1955.
The site is the largest export branch of Arkema GmbH. More than 80% of Leuna‘s production is sold outside Germany. Approximately 160 people are employed in Günzburg.
The Günzburg plant is under compliance with the German Federal Immission Control Ordinances 4. BImSchV and 12. BImSchV. It is ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001 accredited, and complies with the Arkema internal management system AIMS 4.2.
Denzinger Straße 7
Postfach 13 54
The Arkema Günzburg site makes regular donations to the municipal school system as well as to various community associations for organized sports and other leisure activities. Contributions extend to co-sponsoring of the annual „Kultursommer der Stadt Günzburg“ festival as well as to close cooperation of the site’s firefighters with the local fire departments in Günzburg and Wasserburg. In partnership with Günzburg’s adult education center, Arkema offers organized tours of the plant to the general public.
Kirchheimbolanden production plant
The Kirchheimbolanden branch office of Arkema GmbH has been operating in the Kirchheimbolanden commercial park since 1993.
The Arkema GmbH Kirchheimbolanden branch operates a plant for the conditioning of hydrogen peroxide. Approximately 10 employees run this unit. Product tradenames include Albone®, Peroxal® and Valsterene®.
This unit supplies European and international clients in the pulp and paper business, and the textile, chemical, metallurgical, pharmaceutical and food industries.
Morschheimer Straße 19
The conditioning of the hydrogen peroxide production by the Arkema Group at the Kirchheimbolanden site relies on the most modern state-of-the-art processes. The plant has been certified since 2007 according to GMP for the use of Peroxal® products in pharmaceutical applications.
The Kirchheimbolanden plant is under compliance with the German Federal Immission Control Ordinance 4. BImSchV. It is ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001 accredited, and complies with the Arkema internal management system AIMS 4.2 as well as GMP.
Sponsor of association of volunteer firemen in Kirchheimbolanden.
Leuna production plant
The Leuna branch office of Arkema GmbH has been operating a production plant for the manufacture of hydrogen peroxide on the Leuna chemical site since 1997. The trade name of the product is Albone®. The plant supplies European clients in the pulp and paper business, as well as the textile, chemical and metallurgical industries.
Leuna employs around 40 people.
The Leuna plant is under compliance with the German Federal Immission Control Ordinances 4. BImSchV and 12. BImSchV. It is ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001 accredited, and complies with the Arkema internal management system AIMS 5.0.
Am Haupttor, Bau 2410
- Founding member of Energy Efficiency Network of the Chemical Park in Leuna
- Sponsorship of 1st soccer team of TSV Leuna
- Member of Sachzeugen der chemischen Industrie e.V.
Vastorf production plant
The Arkema GmbH Vastorf branch supplies the entire German market and that of neighbouring countries with odorants for natural gas and LPG. For customers located in Germany, a free container pick-up and delivery service is provided nationwide.
This facility was designed in July 2000 both to pack the most widely used odorant in Germany for natural gas, namely THT (tetrahydrothiophene), and to produce mercaptan and THT/mercaptan blends, sold under the trade name Spotleak®.
Other specialties include odorants for liquefied petroleum gas, known internationally under the brand Vigileak®.
The Vastorf facility employs 6 people.
The Vastorf plant is ISO 50001 certified.
OT Volkstorf, Gewerbegebiet
The site supports the Vastorf volunteer fire department and the Vastorf sports club as well as seniors afternoon get-togethers in Barendorf.
Zwickau production plant
Since July 2011 the site of Arkema Coating Resins (formerly Cray Valley Kunstharze GmbH) in Zwickau has complemented Arkema GmbH’s product range with a plant producing solvent-borne resins and waterborne resin dispersions.
A comprehensive overview of the wide range of Arkema Coating Resins products and their applications can be found here: www.arkemacoatingresins.com
Approximately 120 people are employed on the Zwickau site.
The Zwickau site is under compliance with the German Federal Immission Control Ordinances 4. BImSchV and 12. BImSchV. It is ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001 accredited, and complies with the Arkema internal management system AIMS 4.2.
Niederlassung Arkema Coating Resins
The Zwickau site is involved with local associations and clubs through funding the renewal or the refurbishment of existing equipment.