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.

High-level application expertise and innovative solutions

Wöllner GmbH is flexible, responsive and has a high rate of innovation. We continually invest in the development and enhancement of high-quality eco-friendly products and application systems. We openly accept the challenges of a constantly changing market, so that we can flexibly respond to the specific needs of each customer.

We leverage over 125 years of experience and in-depth expertise in applied chemistry, enabling us to develop efficient solutions in the development of our products and processes. This is based on our intensive, application-focused research.


You benefit from our strengths:

  • Own laboratories for R & D, analytics and microbiology
  • In-house production
  • Skilled service and analysis engineers
  • Professional technical sales force
  • In-depth knowledge of the relevant industries

Our development departments and laboratories create formulas and application techniques to suit your specific needs. You also benefit from our outstanding 360° support. From analysing an existing situation, to detailed tests in our labs and operating tests or training sessions, our professional team of application engineers and chemists will ensure full-scale support for your processes.

Excellent consultancy expertise with in-depth knowledge of the relevant industries

Thanks to our long-standing application practice in a variety of industries, we have built up a vast amount of consulting potential. We are extremely familiar with the processes of special areas in various industries, including chemical, construction, paint and paper, as well as in other sectors.

Wöllner’s practical solutions will help you optimise your products and processes, opening up new market opportunities. Make sure you benefit from our advice, so that you can implement the best possible solution in your industry.

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