Sasol Germany GmbH

Sasol Germany GmbH

Sasol Germany GmbH LogoFritz-Staiger-Str. 15
25541 Brunsbüttel

Contact person:
Peter Heberling
Tel.: + 49 (0)4852 - 3920
info [at]

Location: Brunsbüttel

About the company

Sasol Germany GmbH is a manufacturer of high-quality chemical products with production facilities in Brunsbüttel and Marl and headquarters in Hamburg. Around 1,700 employees and almost 60 trainees produce innovative, sustainable products and develop solutions for the processing industry. The company offers a wide range of products, including substances to produce detergents and cleaning agents, paints and varnishes, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. In addition, specialities such as high-purity and ultra-high-purity aluminas are used, for example, as catalyst carriers in catalytic converters for the automotive industry, industrial applications and high-performance abrasives.

At the plant in Brunsbüttel, the approximately 800 employees primarily produce fatty alcohols and inorganic speciality chemicals.

Sasol Germany GmbH is part of the South African Sasol Group, an integrated leading chemical and energy company, where almost 28,000 employees in 22 countries manufacture and market first-class products. The Sasol Group also includes the Sasol Energy and Sasol ecoFT divisions. The new Sasol ecoFT business, established in 2021, uses Sasol's proprietary technology, know-how and experience to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals from green hydrogen and sustainable carbon sources via the power-to-liquids (PtL) process.

Two product lines form the focal points of the site: organic and inorganic products. The organic products that Sasol produces in Brunsbüttel mainly include fatty alcohols and derivatives (downstream products based on the raw material). Fatty alcohols are produced at the Brunsbüttel plant from petrochemical (ethylene – petroleum-based) and renewable raw materials (fatty acids from coconut, palm or rapeseed oil, among others). Fatty alcohols are important basic materials to produce cosmetics, detergents and cleaning agents as well as plastic additives.

The second important product line in Brunsbüttel is determined by inorganic products, the high-purity and ultra-high-purity aluminas (chemical: aluminium oxide). Alumina, a white, odourless powder, is mainly used in the automotive and chemical industries.

The applications of high-purity aluminas are manifold. Among other things, they are needed to produce refinery and chemical catalysts, help in the desulphurisation of mineral oil products and are also a sought-after raw material in the production of high-performance abrasives and lightweight but extremely resilient plastics used in the aircraft industry.

Ultra-high purity aluminas are used in the manufacture of a wide variety of everyday products and applications. They are used in the production of monocrystalline sapphires used in the manufacture of LED lamps, scratch-resistant glasses for watches, cash register scanners and consumer electronics.

Sasol relies on the consistent further development of its own technologies and is continuously expanding the Brunsbüttel site.


Production main focuses

Fatty alcohols and derivates, high-purity and ultra-high-purity aluminas.

Production areas: Organic and inorganic speciality chemicals

Peter Heberling

Peter Heberling
Peter Heberling Site Manager Sasol Brunsbüttel