Wöllner GmbH –
Specialists in silicates and specialty chemicals

Wöllner Group - Who we are

Wöllner GmbH

  • Family-run enterprise in its fourth-generation, based in Ludwigshafen
  • Founded in 1896 – over 125 years of experience
  • Workforce: approx. 150
  • Two plants in Germany (Ludwigshafen and Bad Köstritz) and one in Austria (Gratwein-Straßengel)

The Wöllner Group develops and manufactures, among other things, inorganic binders, special adhesives, additives, processing aids and a wide variety of industrial silicates.

Company history

The Wöllner Group was founded by Eduard Wöllner on 23 July 1896, when he built the Wöllner factory in Ludwigshafen on the river Rhine – a facility which produced cleaning textiles, washing soda, Glauber's salt and even soluble glass. The family business kept developing steadily over the next 125 years, and what had originally started as a chemical factory eventually evolved into a diversified and internationally successful industrial enterprise.

Today Wöllner GmbH produces silicates and special chemicals that are used above all in the chemical processing industry and also in the construction, chemical, paint, plaster and paper industries. In 1993 the main plant in Ludwigshafen was joined by a further production facility in Bad Köstritz near Gera in Thuringia, and in 2002 the Group added an Austrian subsidiary in Gratwein-Strassengel.

Dr. Eduard Wöllner Family Foundation

The Wöllner Group is managed by the Dr. Eduard Wöllner Family Foundation, set up by Dr. Eduard Karl Georg Wöllner in 2009. It is a private foundation with legal capacity under civil law, registered with the Supervisory and Service Directorate of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Trier.


Its objectives are:

  • To ensure the forward-looking orientation of the Wöllner Group
  • To coordinate the ongoing development of the various Group companies
  • To manage the assets of the Wöllner Group
  • To secure the continued existence of the family business