The Dow Chemical Company
For more than 117 years, Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. We are driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe.
Dow in Switzerland
During the expansion to Europe in 1952, the company chose Zurich as the location for its first European sales office. Now Dow is represented by an ample network of production and sales offices in over 40 countries in the EMEAI region.
In 1974, Dow moved into its headquarters for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) in Horgen (Zurich). This also includes India (EMEAI) since 2014. As the headquarters, Dow manages all business in the EMEAI region, which includes 14,000 employees. In Horgen itself, there are more than 700 employees in the fields of Business Management, Marketing & Sales, Research & Development and Finance, HR, Law and Communications. Switzerland, with its location in the heart of Europe, is the ideal location for the headquarters of Dow EMEAI because of the efficient infrastructure, stable legal and tax system, highly skilled workforce, and high quality of life.
A total of more than 700 employees from 51 countries work for Dow in Switzerland. In addition to the headquarters in Horgen, the company has other production and research facilities in Switzerland: The production facility for our ‘Consumer Care’ business Dow Microbial Control in Buchs SG, the technical customer service for applications in our ‘Electronics’ division in Littau LU, and our application development in the automotive sector in Freienbach SZ.
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