Timeline with key dates
|1952||Dow Chemical International Ltd. opens a European distribution centre in Zurich.|
|1967||Laboratory complex opens in Horgen's Tödistrasse.|
|1970||Start-up of the pilot coating facility in Waldegg, Horgen (Zurich).|
|1974||Dow moved its European headquarters from Zurich to Horgen.
Research and Development department moves from Tödistrasse to Bachtobelstrasse in Horgen.
|1975||The site in Horgen opens its doors. The newly built complex houses the A1 building, the laboratories and a canteen.|
|1978||Dow establishes its headquarters for the Middle East and Africa in Geneva.|
|1980–1991||Due to space limitations, several departments are forced to relocate from Horgen to Bülach, Geneva and Zurich.|
|1981||The complex in Horgen sees an addition in the form of a pavilion.|
|1988||Dow relocates its headquarters for the Middle East and Africa from Geneva to Bülach (Zurich).
Dow acquires a stake in Essex Chemicals and enters into a 50–50 joint venture with Gurit-Heberlein AG. The business is located at the Gurit-Essex headquarters in Freienbach.
|1989||Dow takes over the speciality polyols business of BP Chemicals in Meyrin (Geneva).|
|1990||Marion Merell Dow relocates to Thalwil (Zurich).
Dow consolidates its position in Switzerland and opens the A2 building in Horgen
|1996||Dow and DuPont enter into a 50–50 joint venture in Geneva.|
|2001||Dow Automotive, Dow's European automotive arm, takes over the remaining 50% of Freienbach-based Gurit-Essex as Automotive AG.
Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC).
Union Carbide in Meyrin (Geneva) also becomes part of Dow.
Dow AgroSciences opens an administration facility in Horgen (Zurich).
|2002||Dow Europe S.A. modifies its legal name to become Dow Europe GmbH.|
|2003||Dow Europe GmbH announces that it will transfer its business at the Meyrin site to other Swiss Dow sites.
The site in Freienbach is closed.
|2005||The joint-venture between Dow and DuPont is dissolved.|
|2009||Rohm & Haas becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC).
Rohm & Haas, with sites in Morges, Buchs, Littau and Lausanne, becomes an integral part of Dow.
|2010||The Dow site in Morges is closed.|
|2012||Heinz Haller takes over the role as president of Europe, Middle East and Africa.|