The Cognis Group, owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences, is headquartered in Monheim, Germany. Cognis ranks among the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies.
As an international company with about 7,800 employees at approximately 30 service and production sites all over the world, as well as business relations in over 100 countries, Cognis generates annual sales of approximately EUR 3,2 billion (2005).
We supply our customers with oleochemical products, additives, formulation and marketing concepts, and development and application know-how for numerous industrial markets. These include personal and home care, food, nutrition and health, paints and coatings, textiles, plant protection, crude oil production, the transportation industry, metalworking, refrigeration and air conditioning, and the fuel and lubricant industry.