Evonik India Inaugurates new office and research hub in Thane

State-of-the-art labs as part of Evonik’s global research, development & innovation network.

• Newly designed collaboration space enhances a hybrid work environment.

• Support further business growth in India

Evonik, a global leader in specialty chemicals, inaugurated its new office and R&D premises in Thane, India, on April 23, 2024. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai – Dr. Achim Fabig, Evonik global management representatives, and members from the Evonik India team.

The event commenced with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolising the official opening of the new headquarters and marking the beginning of a new chapter for Evonik in India.

The Evonik India Research Hub (EIRH), as it will be called, marks a significant milestone in Evonik’s development journey in India and underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to further growth in the Indian market. It will be dedicated to advancing solutions that contribute to sustainability.

Evonik India’s new office spans an area of 100,000 square feet. It features state-of-the-art labs for its existing business lines, which cater to industries such as pharmaceutical, oral care, personal care, food, feed, agriculture, tyre, rubber, plastics, oil & gas, batteries, metal & ceramics, electronics, toners, paper, adhesives & sealants, home care, paint & coatings, printing inks, construction, emulsion, textiles, metalworking fluid and compounding. New labs will also be launched this year, providing customers with proximity to industries associated with bio-surfactants, skin and hair products, automotive, furniture and mattress applications.

The new headquarters has been designed with a modern working style, which includes collaborative workspaces, advanced technology infrastructure, and up-to-date amenities intended to enhance productivity, efficiency, and employee well-being. It will serve as a hub for Evonik’s operations in India, providing a dynamic and inspiring environment for employees to collaborate, innovate, and drive growth.

Evonik currently employs approximately 850 employees in India in its three entities. With the opening of EIRH, it is planning to create more jobs for its new labs and related operations.

India continues to flourish as a rapidly growing large economy. Evonik India is proud to contribute to this vibrant growth and innovation landscape. Our investments in manufacturing sites in Maharashtra and Gujarat reflect our dedication to the Make-in-India and Atmanirbhar Bharat campaigns. The EIRH is a crucial hub for developing new products and technologies catering to the needs of the Indian market and creating products tailored to the specific requirements of Indian customers. EIRH is also a global support centre for formulation development in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and the food industry.

President and Managing Director of Evonik India, Mr. Vinod Paremal, expressed his passion for the new office and its potential to drive innovation and collaboration. “We believe that our new office will not only facilitate greater collaboration and synergy among our team members but will also enable us to better meet the evolving needs of our customers and partners,” he said.

The inauguration of the EIRH reaffirms Evonik’s long-term commitment and its strategic importance as a critical market for the company’s growth and expansion. With a strong focus on innovation, sustainability, and customer-centricity, Mr Paremal added, Evonik India is poised to continue its journey of success and make a positive impact on society and the environment.

About Evonik

Evonik is a world leader in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries worldwide and generated sales of €15.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €1.66 billion in 2023. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable, and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.

For more information, contact:

Shridevi Shetty

Head of Communications – India Region

Evonik India Pvt. Ltd. 

Cell: +91 8657754330

Email: shridevi.shetty@evonik.com

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