Zschimmer & Schwarz is an experienced global specialty chemical manufacturer, headquartered in Lahnstein near Koblenz, Germany. The company has been familyowned since its founding in Chemnitz, Germany in 1894. The core activities include the development, production 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, personal care and cleaning applications as well as phosphonates and polymer-based solutions. The corporate group of Zschimmer & Schwarz combines 28 companies in 16 countries on five continents, including 21 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, the Z&S Group is built on evolved values and charts 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.


As global specialty chemical manufacturers, we live up to our responsibility for quality with strict controls. This ensures that we guarantee consistently high quality standards anytime, anywhere in the world. Open and transparent communication with our customers is as important as our rigorous testing. We aim to play an important role in the specialty chemical manufacturing industry in the field of environmental protection and resource conservation. Modern security measures, as well as internal and external monitoring, ensure that our work processes protect the environment.


Today, with 28 companies 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 Zschimmer & Schwarz 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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