In the early stages, the focus was on boilers for producing soap; they were the reason for the acquisition of the production plant in Witten by Imhausen and Stallmeyer. Over the course of time, additional plants in the area of fat chemistry were put into operation to manufacture the raw materials the factory needed for its soap production. They formed the basis for the development to the oleochemical site as we know it today with flexible, multi-purpose plants and variable batch sizes (4t-11t) for the production of high-purity special fats.
While, in the course of the plant’s history, products like “margarine from coal” were developed and manufactured there, today renewable raw materials from natural sources form the basis for products “Made in Witten”. These products are used in the cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical industries and therefore require high standards with regard to effectiveness, environmental compatibility and toxicological safety. Our production processes have already been meeting the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) since 2005, for example for the manufacture of MIGLYOL® 812 N (MCT oil in API quality).