History

Our History – Tradition for more than 100 years

Timeline

2016

2016-2017 (Emmerich)

Project DRAGON: Ester-Plant to produce Sorbitanester and MCT.

2015

2015 – 2017 (Düsseldorf)

Focussing on improvement of product portfolio and operational excellence.

2015

2015

KLK Emmerich acquires the oleochemical business of Emery Oleochemicals GmbH in Düsseldorf.

2015

2015 (Emmerich)

Project PANTHER: Implementation of a second Batch-Hardening.

2012

2012-2013 (Emmerich)

Project LION: Additional tanks and harbor expansion.

2012

2012 (Emmerich)

Project TIGER: capacity expansion.

2010

2010 (Emmerich)

KLK buys the oleochemical production plant in Emmerich from Croda.

2009

2009 (Düsseldorf)

Launch of “Emery Oleochemicals” as JV of Sime Darby and PTT Global Chemical.

2007

2007 – 2014 (Düsseldorf)

Different automation and efficiency programs.

2006

2006 (Emmerich)

Croda buys Uniqema.

2003

2003-2004 (Düsseldorf)

Launch of splitting, distillation and glycerine refining units.

2002

2002 (Düsseldorf)

Enhancement of process control within the oleochemical unit.

2001

2001 (Düsseldorf)

Foundation of Henkel‘s chemical business as independent „Cognis“

1999

1999 (Emmerich)

ICI merges to Uniqema.

1998

1998 – 2000 (Düsseldorf)

Upgrade of exisiting base oleo tank farms.

1997

1997 (Emmerich)

Unichema pertain to ICI.

1993

1993 (Emmerich)

Closure of edible oil processing.

1970

1970 (Emmerich)

Oelwerke Germania turn to Unichema.

1953

1953 (Emmerich)

First oleochemical production plant

1948

1948 (Emmerich)

Restart of the production.

1930

1930-1995 (Düsseldorf)

Continued development of oleochemical processes and capacity increase.

1930

1930 (Emmerich)

Merging to Unilever

1914

1914 (Emmerich)

Start of refining for edible oils and catalysator production

1912

1912 (Emmerich)

Launch of the industrial Batch-Hardening.

1911

1911 (Emmerich)

Foundation of Oelwerke Germania by the Jurgens brothers.

1910

1910 (Düsseldorf)

First oleochemical production at Henkel site Düsseldorf