About SGL Carbon

The future is one of our best customers

Our unique graphite and composite materials and products are in demand in industries that are defining the future. These include the automotive, aerospace, and solar and wind energy industries, as well as manufacturers of semiconductors, LEDs, and lithium-ion batteries. We also develop innovative solutions for various chemical and industrial applications.

Our services go beyond those of a material manufacturer. We see ourselves as a trendsetter and development partner. The needs of our customers are the starting point for our reliable solutions, and our customers benefit from our extensive expertise in materials, engineering, and applications. We offer products along the entire value chain for both composites and specialty graphites and cover all processing stages, from raw materials and intermediates to finished components. This makes high-quality tailor-made solutions possible – from the initial idea to serial production.

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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.

  • Fibers
  • Textiles
  • Prepregs
  • Composites
  • Blocks & expanded graphite
  • Semi-finished materials
  • Components
  • Systems
  • Central Innovation (CI): Research & Development, growth fields, start-ups
  • Central functions & services

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.

1878 – "Gebr. Siemens & Co." – Start carbon production
1985 – SIGRI GmbH – Merger Siemens Plania and Hoechst AG, Griesheim
1989 – SIGRI GmbH – Merger with Ringsdorff, Bonn
1992 – SIGRI Great Lakes Carbon GmbH – Founding of SGL through merger with Great Lakes Carbon, USA
1995 – SGL Carbon AG – Initial Public Offering in Frankfurt/Main
2007 – SGL GROUP – THE CARBON COMPANY – Independent and listed company with operations in Europe, North America and Asia and 3 global Business Units. Delisting from NYSE, USA
2008 – SGL Carbon SE – Transformation AG into a Societas Europaea (SE)
2008 – Joint Venture with Benteler – Development and serial production of lightweight composite components for the automotive industry
2009 – Joint Venture with BMW Group – Serial production of carbon fibers in the automotive industry
2009 – Joint Venture with Brembo – Serial production of carbon ceramic brake discs
2015 – Strategic Realignment – Focus on innovative and growth sectors mobility, energy and digitalization
2017 – Sale of former core business Performance Products – Strengthening of capital structure
2017 – Full consolidation of the Benteler-SGL Joint Venture and acquisition in stages of the 49% stake in the Joint Venture with BMW – Completion of CFM value chain
2018 – SGL Carbon – New brand and start of new SGL
1878
"Gebr. Siemens & Co."

Start carbon production

1985
SIGRI GmbH

Merger Siemens Plania and Hoechst AG, Griesheim

1989
SIGRI GmbH

Merger with Ringsdorff, Bonn

1992
SIGRI Great Lakes Carbon GmbH

Founding of SGL through merger with Great Lakes Carbon, USA

1995
SGL Carbon AG

Initial Public Offering in Frankfurt/Main

2007
SGL Group – The Carbon Company

New brand and renaming

2008
SGL Carbon SE

Transformation of the AG into a Societas Europaea (SE)

2008
Joint Venture with Benteler

Development and serial production of lightweight composite components for the automotive industry

2009
Joint Venture with BMW Group

Serial production of carbon fibers in the automotive industry

2009
Joint Venture with Brembo

Serial production of carbon ceramic brake discs

2015
Strategic Realignment

Focus on innovative and growth sectors mobility, energy and digitalization

2017
Sale of former core business Performance Products
2017
Full consolidation of the Benteler-SGL Joint Venture and acquisition in stages of the stake in the Joint Venture with BMW
2018
"New" SGL Carbon

New brand

1985 – SIGRI GmbH – Merger Siemens Plania and Hoechst AG, Griesheim
1989 – SIGRI GmbH – Merger with Ringsdorff, Bonn
1992 – SIGRI Great Lakes Carbon GmbH – Founding of SGL through merger with Great Lakes Carbon, USA
1995 – SGL Carbon AG – Initial Public Offering in Frankfurt/Main
2007 – SGL GROUP – THE CARBON COMPANY – Independent and listed company with operations in Europe, North America and Asia and 3 global Business Units. Delisting from NYSE, USA
2008 – SGL Carbon SE – Transformation AG into a Societas Europaea (SE)
2008 – Joint Venture with Benteler – Development and serial production of lightweight composite components for the automotive industry
2009 – Joint Venture with BMW Group – Serial production of carbon fibers in the automotive industry
2009 – Joint Venture with Brembo – Serial production of carbon ceramic brake discs
2015 – Strategic Realignment – Focus on innovative and growth sectors mobility, energy and digitalization
2017 – Sale of former core business Performance Products – Strengthening of capital structure
2017 – Full consolidation of the Benteler-SGL Joint Venture and acquisition in stages of the 49% stake in the Joint Venture with BMW – Completion of CFM value chain
2018 – SGL Carbon – New brand and start of new SGL
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