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Zschimmer & Schwarz is a company with global operations, headquartered in Lahnstein near Koblenz, Germany.
The company has been family-owned since its founding in Chemnitz, Germany in 1894. The core activities include the development, manufacture and delivery of tailor-made chemical auxiliaries for the leather, fur, ceramic, textile and fibers industries.
In addition, Zschimmer & Schwarz is one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance chemical specialties and auxiliaries for cosmetics and cleaning applications as well as phosphonates and polymer-based solutions.
The corporate group Zschimmer & Schwarz combines 28 companies in 16 countries on five continents, 21 of them with their own production facilities.


The two names Zschimmer and Schwarz are the inspiration for Z&S family charter, and guarantee a common promise: despite its growth, the company will never lose sight of its roots and, as a family business, it will always stand for a philosophy based on responsible business practices, long-term success and financial autonomy.
From the shareholders to the management and the individual employees, Z&S Group build on evolved values and chart a common course. It plans for generations ahead, not the next quarter.
With an emphasis on sustainable development, Zschimmer & Schwarz, as an independent company, produce innovative solutions that are tailored to the requirements of its clients.


True values never yield to fast-moving stock market trends, and are consistently high.
Our values have developed and grown over time, and proven themselves in our long history. Today, they guide our daily actions. They define our dealings with each other and our clients, the high demands we place on ourselves and our work. Our values give us a common understanding of what is at the heart of our company so we remain true to ourselves, combining economic success and innovative solutions with conscientious action and social responsibility.
This way, we are shaping a sustainable future that is marked by chemical progress, and offering the world precisely tailored products for all requirements and purpose – in other words: chemistry tailor-made.

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Today, with 28 companies - 21 with their own production facility - in 16 countries on five continents, the Zschimmer & Schwarz Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemical products.
Well-known manufacturers from numerous countries and a wide variety of industries rely on our tailor-made solutions.

The worldwide ceramic, textile, chemical-fibers and leather industries manufacturers of cosmetics and cleaning products as well as other chemical sectors worldwide rely on Zchimmer & Schwarz’s innovations.

With scientific curiosity and ingenuity, our employees systematically seek to improve everyday life for everyone with the help of our products.

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