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History

Important milestones of the CHT Group

We know where we come from. We know our roots. Tübingen is our origin. The world of chemistry is our home. Our company has more than one home. With locations worldwide and employees from a wide variety of countries and cultures, we live the diversity and openness every day that will add further milestones to our development in the future.


2019

Expansion of the Construction & Assembly business field through acquisition of keim additec surface GmbH.


2017

New corporate identity and new group-wide brand appearance "Smart Chemistry with Character".

Expansion of silicones business through acquisition of ICM Silicones Group.


2015

Publication of the first group-wide sustainability report.

Expansion of the paper business through acquisition of Quimipel Indústria Química Ltda. in Brazil.


2010

Acquisition of "Alpina Technische Produkte GmbH" in Geretsried and expansion of silicone competence.


2000

Further diversification with the establishment of the Construction, Performance Chemicals and Textile Care business fields.


1999

Commitment to act in the spirit of the worldwide Responsible Care initiative.

BEZEMA becomes ETAD member.


1997

Acquisition of HTC in Oyten – establishment of the production site for silicone chemistry.


1996

CHT continues to expand its measures to protect the environment through modernization and certification.


1988

With Australia, the last remaining continent is opened up. CHT is a "global player totally focused on textiles".


1983

CHT is transformed into a foundation (Beitlich Family Foundation & Reinhold Beitlich Social Foundation).


1980

Incorporation of textile dyes. Extension of the building (office and laboratory wing).
BEZEMA becomes worldwide competence center for dyes.


1972

The production site in Dußlingen goes into operation.


1971

Formation of BEZEMA AG in Switzerland by CHT R. Beitlich GmbH and its founder Reinhold Beitlich.


1960

Start of the growth phase with the foundation of our own companies worldwide.
The first milestones are Austria, France, South Africa and Switzerland.


1953

Reinhold Beitlich founds CHT as Chemische Fabrik Tübingen.

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