Member Evonik preparing for the digital age

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New subsidiary to develop futuristic digital solutions to address a range of industry challenges

Member company Evonik is preparing for a digital future via the formation of its newest subsidiary, Evonik Digital GmbH. The new group will develop futuristic digital solutions to address a range of industry challenges

Based in Essen, Germany, Chief Digital Officer Henrik Hahn will coordinate activities here on new digital business models and building up digital expertise. The group, composed of 20 technologists and other experts will develop digital solutions, test them, and encourage collaboration with renowned technology companies and promising start-ups.

Digitalization has led to large global changes, not only in the chemicals sector but in business with direct customers and consumers. With the advances in the digital realm, there have also been profound changes across production and supply networks, which the new group will investigate. Current pilot projects for the Evonik Digital group include platform approaches for e-commerce and ‘do-it-yourself’ sensor technologies. This should provide an improved understanding of the needs of customers early on, and be very useful in product development.

Euro Chlor wishes them every success in this endeavour and looks forwards to seeing how their activities will help to shape the chlor-alkali industry in the years to come.

More information can be found on the dedicated Evonik website.