Let’s make products for everyday life
We’re one of the world’s largest manufacturers of premium quality, innovative plastics, developing over 10,000 products in three core areas: Polycarbonates, Polyurethanes and Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties. These teams combine their resources and expertise to constantly push boundaries and deliver revolutionary solutions for clients in a range of industries, from automotive, construction and electronics, to health, cosmetics, and fashion and sportswear.
Let’s make our global presence count
As a former division of Bayer, operating as an independent business since 2015, we combine the spirit of a start-up with the expertise of an established global leader. This exciting mix encourages innovation driven by credible science, sustainability and economic viability. For example, we not only invented polyurethane in the 1930s, but also patented the first polycarbonate in 1953. And today, we’re still developing pioneering products, such as tough, waterproof, temperature resistant polyurethane coatings for firefighters’ uniforms.
With 16,000 people at 30 production sites around the world, we invest heavily in research and development. This encourages our different teams to work with each other and our customers in various industries to create brighter solutions. In 2016, our investment totaled around 259 million euros, leading to the registration of 190 new patents.
What drives us is developing workable solutions for our customers that make the world a more colorful place. At the same time, we also want to make Covestro a brighter place to work in. And recognition for our advances always helps. For example, cardyonTM LC05, our sustainable raw material for flexible foams, was recognized for special performance in form and function in the Interzum Award.
We also received a Product Safety Award and a Responsible Care® Facility Safety Award for achievements in employee health and safety, at the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® Conference & Expo Pittsburgh in 2016.
We’ve also been recognized as a high-quality employer, winning the VAA Chemistry Award 2017 in Germany and also being certified as a Great Place to Work in India.
Let’s make everyone part of innovation
At Covestro, everyone’s a potential innovator – production, sales or administration, as well as research and development. Join us and we’ll unlock your creativity by encouraging you to share thoughts, experiment with radical approaches and test new concepts to help us develop the materials of the future. You may even get the chance to present your ideas at our annual international Innovation Celebration, or develop them further as part of a team in the Covestro Start-up Challenge.