Brenntag celebrates 150th anniversary this year

Brenntag, a global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2024.

Since its foundation in 1874 in Berlin as an egg wholesale business, today’s DAX company and global enterprise has undertaken an impressive development and growth journey that is characterised by relentlessly rethinking and reinventing the business in ever-evolving markets, according to the company.

Throughout the anniversary year, Brenntag will celebrate its rich history with employees, business partners and all other stakeholders. The highlight of the celebrations will take place in October, around the actual founding date, with worldwide employee events, a customer and supplier day and with an official ceremony in Essen, Germany – Brenntag’s current headquarters.

“Looking back on such a long history is a chance to reflect on the people, decisions and challenges that have shaped our company and brought us to where we are today, said Christian Kohlpaintner, CEO of Brenntag SE.

“With curiosity, a great deal of pioneering spirit, and keeping focus in times of change, we at Brenntag have always been successful to adapt to new circumstances. We are evolving with our markets, and we actively shape them.”

Conscious of its social responsibility, Brenntag has commissioned historians to diligently reappraise the company’s history. The results will be published in the course of the anniversary year.

Kohlpaintner added: “The anniversary is also an opportunity to pay tribute and thank past and present employees. It’s the expertise, dedication, and courage of our people at Brenntag that have made this successful development possible. The ability and willingness of being constantly agile and moving forward, is deeply embedded in our DNA. Continuously transforming ourselves and shaping the future of our industry is what drives us and remains our inspiration.”