Coal tar is full of possibilities. We harness them.

With eight international production sites and around 1,000 highly skilled employees worldwide, the RÜTGERS Group is Europe’s leading manufacturer of chemical feedstocks derived from coal tar. We use a by-product of the coal coking process to produce essential basic materials for the aluminum and steel industries as well as technical oils, naphthalene and other basic chemicals.

We thus provide industry with key basic materials, which are then processed further to make important industrial products such as carbon electrodes, refractories, adhesives and rubber goods as well as being used in concrete construction and many other applications.

For us, quality, reliability and long-term customer and supplier relationships are paramount. Backed by our intelligently secured raw materials management, tailored solutions, ongoing product development, state-of-the-art production facilities plus our own worldwide logistics network, we ensure on-time deliveries and consistently high product quality.

150 years of market leadership

Throughout our history of over 160 years—which began in 1849 with an idea, a pioneering spirit, a firm conviction and Germany’s first tar refinery—we have worked continuously to improve our production, service and logistics. To this day, we remain committed to achieving sustainable growth now and in the future together with our customers. At all times, we are conscious of our special responsibility as a manufacturer of coal chemical based products.

Our topic: Sustainability

In everything that we undertake at RÜTGERS, our work is aimed towards sustainable development. more…