Bochemie has been building its know- how for over 115 years. During that time, we have managed to get a position as one of the strongest European producers of branded products, specialty chemicals and disinfectants and detergents. And thanks to our long-term intensive research and development, we have become a leading producer of advanced chemical products that flexibly adapt to the current needs of our customers. In 1904, a predecessor of Bochemie – a company by the name of Österreichisches Chemikalienwerk Rudolf Goldschmidt & Comp. was founded. Over the years we have gradually engaged in the production of tar and zinc paints and polysilicon. Our chemists were also able to develop chloramine. Among our most important products ever since undoubtedly is aspirin and the artificial sweetener saccharin that succeeded on a global scale, and even before the war, had been exported worldwide. During the Great Depression in the twenties, there was a dramatic reduction in the number of employees. However, the company managed to respond by carrying out thorough market research and changing the product range to better correspond to the former customer’s requirements. That effective strategy has brought back new business development. More information about this period and a detailed history of the company can be found here.