Over 100 years of experience with chemical and mineral specialties

1894Lehmann&Voss&Co. founded as a trading house
1903Start of production of magnesium oxide
1907Establishment of a lab for technical consultation for the rubber and cable industries
1922Launch of marketing of carbon black 
1954Introduction of precoat filtration in Germany and start of sales of raw materials for coatings
1965Start of marketing for raw materials and additives for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries
1973Start of production of masterbatches for the plastics industry
1984Start of production and sale of high-performance compounds
1990Expansion of European sales organization through founding of foreign subsidiaries (LEHVOSS UK, France, Italia)
1992DIN EN ISO 9001 certification
2004Acquisition of Chem Import in Italy
2008Acquisition of Paroxite in UK and Auer-Remy GmbH in Hamburg
2011Acquisition 20 % of Biophil S.P.A. in Italy
2012Investment in additional land and office space at Wandsbek site
2013Foundation of LEHVOSS North America, LLC and LEHVOSS Nederland B.V.
2014Foundation of LEHVOSS (Shanghai) Chemical Co.Ltd. and of LEHVOSS Russia
2015Complete acquisition of BIOPHIL Group; acquisition of WMK Plastics GmbH in Solingen, Performance Compounding Inc. in USA and Gee Lawson Ltd. in UK; foundation of LEHVOSS Korea
2016Foundation of LEHVOSS Kunshan, China as production company. Integration of the Biophil Group Companies and of Gee Lawson Ltd. into the local LEHVOSS Group Companies
2018Foundation von LEHVOSS Polska Sp. Z. o. o. and acquisition of Osthoff Omega Group in Norderstedt, Germany
2019125th Anniversary; Commissioning of the new laboratory and pilot plant building
2021Foundation of a joint venture with engredo in the Nordics and acquisition of GP2C in France
2023Relocation and expansion of the LEHVOSS Kunshan (China) production site; acquisition of Ashdowne Oil and Chemical in UK

Content concerning the anniversary year 2019 can be found here!