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Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG, a Westlake company, is one of the leading PVC manufacturers in Europe and, worldwide, is the market and technical leader in specialty PVC.

National and international activities of Vinnolit are managed from Ismaning, near Munich. Production sites are in Burghausen, Gendorf, Cologne, Knapsack, Schkopau and Hillhouse (UK). With 1,450 staff, Vinnolit has an annual turnover of ca. € 1 billion. Managing Directors are Albert Yuan Chao, M. Steven Bender, Roger Kearns and Dr. Karl-Martin Schellerer. The Westlake Group employs around 9,400 staff and has a turnover of approximately $ 8,6 billion in 2018.

Vinnolit produces and markets a wide range of PVC products suitable for all kinds of PVC applications, e.g. in the building & construction sector, in the automotive industry or in the medical sector. Whether the PVC is for flooring, wall covering, window profiles, pipes, rigid film, technical coatings, automotive sealants, cable sheathing or medical applications, Vinnolit is able to offer a suitable solution.

Additionally Vinnolit produces and markets intermediates such as caustic soda, vinyl chloride and tin tetrachloride, which are required in the chemical industry as well as in many other branches.

Vinnolit participates in the worldwide Responsible Care programme of the chemical industry to continuously improve safety, health and environmental protection and supports VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment of the European PVC industry towards sustainable development, as ‘Official Partner’ financially, ideally and through active participation (

Please find a summary of the most important information also in our leaflet "Presenting a Market Leader".

Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG is a fully owned subsidiary of Vinnolit Holdings GmbH. The Vinnolit Holdings GmbH is a company of the Westlake group.

Vinnolit is listed in the Encyclopedia of German World Market Leaders