Many of our solutions are based on carbon. Pulitzer Prize winner Natalie Angier describes carbon as the “duct tape of life.” But more importantly, as a company we behave like the carbon we know so well. We form many and close bonds, to create versatile and tailor-made applications. How we behave and how we benefit our customers are what defines our brand core: Smart Solutions.
Milestones in the company’s history
SGL Carbon was founded in 1992, but our roots reach back much further. In total, we have more than 100 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing carbon-based materials and products.
Start carbon production
Merger Siemens Plania and Hoechst AG, Griesheim
Merger with Ringsdorff, Bonn
Founding of SGL through merger with Great Lakes Carbon, USA
Initial Public Offering in Frankfurt/Main
New brand and renaming
Transformation of the AG into a Societas Europaea (SE)
Development and serial production of lightweight composite components for the automotive industry
Serial production of carbon fibers in the automotive industry
Serial production of carbon ceramic brake discs
Focus on innovative and growth sectors mobility, energy and digitalization