History of Röhm

Since Röhm was founded by Dr. Otto Röhm and Otto Haas in 1907, the company has been characterized by pioneering inventions and the courage to break new ground. Röhm is traditionally innovative.

Entrepreneur & Inventor

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Dr. Otto Röhm
1876 - 1939

Otto Karl Julius Röhm was born in Öhringen, Württemberg, on March 14, 1876. After finishing school, he began an apprenticeship as a pharmacist’s assistant in 1891.

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Otto Haas
1872 - 1960

Otto Haas, born in Stuttgart on March 15, 1872, completed an apprenticeship as a bank clerk before joining the Stuttgart-based company Siegle & Co. He met Otto Röhm there in 1903.

The company

Traditionally Innovative

On September 6, 1907, Dr. Otto Röhm and businessman Otto Haas founded the company Röhm & Haas OHG in Esslingen, Germany. Since then, the company has stood for competence, experience and innovation in methacrylate chemistry.