About Us

LEVACO Chemicals GmbH, with its headquarters and production sites in Chempark, Leverkusen, has decades of experience in the agrochemicals and fibre production as well as in paints and coatings. Another business area of ​​LEVACO Chemicals GmbH is the production and modification of various specialty chemicals for well-known chemical companies.

LEVACO is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals such as dispersants, emulsifiers, wetting agents, defoaming agents, flocculants and fixing agents.

LEVACO Chemicals GmbH is part of the LEVACO Chemicals Group GmbH based in Bremen and is a global company with partners located around the world. An experienced and international team, with in-depth knowledge in the development, production and application of the products, supports customers around the globe.

As a trendsetting company-group LEVACO Chemicals, DEFOTEC Process Chemicals and LEVACO Far East are managed under the roof of the LEVACO Chemicals Group GmbH, founded in 2019.


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.


Foundation Levaco Chemicals Group GmbH


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 Group 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 Marius J. L. Mühlenberg (CEO) und Jens Becker (CFO) geleitet.

Marius J. L. Mühlenberg and Jens Becker

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