About Us

LEVACO Chemicals GmbH has its headquarters and production site in the Chempark Leverkusen. Our product portfolio includes specialties such as dispersants, emulsifiers, wetting agents, anti-foaming agents and superabsorbent polymers. Our products are used in the segments of agricultural chemicals, fibre manufacture, paints and coatings as well as in the sugar and food industry, paper industry, mining and cable and construction industry.

In addition, we also manufacture specialty chemicals for major chemical companies on a contractual basis.

We are a member of the Diersch & Schröder Group based in Bremen. Since March 2019, 74.9% of DEFOTEC Entschäumer Vertriebs-GmbH is now owned by LEVACO Chemicals GmbH.


Since March 2019, 74.9% of DEFOTEC Entschäumer Vertriebs-GmbH, located in Krefeld, is now owned by LEVACO Chemicals GmbH.

DEFOTEC is a leading company for process chemicals for the support and optimisation of processes in the food, paper and cable industry as well as many other industries.

LEVACO looks forward to the new paths that now can be travelled based on this cooperation.


Since March 2018, we have the opportunity to even better serve the Asian market with LEVACO Far East Limited.

Our office in Hong Kong permits a reliable service and an improved customer support directly at the location.


As a former member of the BAYER Group, we have more than 50 years of experience in the fields of textile auxiliaries, leather auxiliaries, paper auxiliaries, agrochemicals and specialties based on alkoxylation reactions. After several years working within the structures of LANXESS and TANATEX, we, LEVACO Chemicals GmbH, are now offering independently and on a global scale our product range and services.


LEVACO Chemicals GmbH is a subsidiary of the Diersch & Schröder Group.

Diersch & Schröder was founded in 1920 and has since evolved from a lubricant and mineral oil merchant into a modern energy and chemical company. The family-owned Bremen based company operates in the mineral oil, fuel depot, renewable energy sources, chemicals and IT fields, employing more than 400 staff at its various locations. Economy and efficiency are key factors in the group's activities and their ethics extend to the careful and conscious use of environmental resources and acceptance of their social responsibility.

Diersch & Schröder Unternehmensgruppe

The DS Chemicals Division includes the companies Additiv-Chemie Luers GmbH and EstiChem A/S.

Besides standard additives for the formulation of concentrates for metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants Additiv-Chemie Luers GmbH is focused on personalised customer solutions.

Additiv-Chemie Luers GmbH

Esti Chem A/S is an important supplier of ester-based technologies used in formulated chemical products.

Esti Chem A/S

Die LEVACO Chemicals GmbH wird von den Geschäftsführern Ingo Notz (CEO) und Jens Becker (CFO) geleitet.

Ingo Notz and Jens Becker

Phone: +49 (0) 214 869 27 0
Fax: +49 (0) 214 869 27 400