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The company has a network of more than 100 manufacturing, technical research and customer service sites in more than 27 countries.
European headquarters are in Paris. Latin American headquarters are in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Asia-Pacific headquarters are in Taipei, Taiwan.
In 2007, Rohm & Haas reported record revenues of $8.89 billion and net income of $661 million. North American sales were $4.29 billion.
In 1907, two young German entrepreneurs, chemist Otto Röhm and businessman Otto Haas, establish a partnership in Esslingen to manufacture and sell a technologically superior leather bate, Oropon, to tanners. The Rohm and Haas Company is an almost instant success; in 1909, Haas is able to travel to the United States to establish a branch office in Philadelphia, PA.
The success of the infant Rohm and Haas Company is based three principles: 1) offer a sophisticated, technically advanced chemical product; 2) use technically trained sales representatives; and 3) work with customers to help them exploit the products to maximum advantage.
In the 1920s, Rohm and Haas expands its franchise in specialty chemicals. Additional products for tanning leather and textile chemicals, both obtained primarily by license from German chemical firms, are introduced.
The company would develop Plexiglas and introduce it in the United States in 1936. Plexiglas would be used in military aircraft and eventually in skylights, signs and room dividers.
provides cash bonus opportunities to most employees based on
pre-determined measures of group or organizational performance,
as well as company profitability. Bonus targets at Rohm and Haas
are substantial and highly competitive.
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Updated February 9, 2008