Established in 1932, Protex International is a medium-sized independent company. Its business is to develop, to produce and to market chemical and biochemical specialties for various industries. Originally dedicated to textile auxiliaries, Protex International has spread its expertise to a wide variety of markets: Agriculture, Food, Fine Chemical, Specialty chemical, Electronics, Paper, Perfumes, Paints & Coatings, Textile, Water Treatment. Thanks to its constant innovation and its broad spectrum of know-how (from chemical synthesis to polymerization and formulation), Protex International meets its customers’ expectations in their strategy of development of high performance products from a technological as well as an ecological stand point. Today, Protex International counts among its customers, market leaders of each industry it serves.
Key Figures of Protex International
- 650 employees
- Offices in 20 countries
- (Europe, USA, Asia, Africa, Latin America)
- Yearly sales : US$ 200 M
- 80% of sales achieved outside France
- 6 Research and Development Centres (France, USA, Asia)
- 19 production plants (Europe, USA, Asia)
- A know-how (expertise) spread through 11 different markets and developed within the frame of a cross-fertilization Policy
The heart of our business is to bring innovative solutions to our customers in a rapidly changing world. To serve this strategy, Protex International relies on
We invest 6% of our sales in Research & Development to create performance additives in our laboratory as well as with external partners to offer our customers technical, economical and ecological improvements.
A wide international network
We are present with our own subsidiaries in 20 countries; we also have a wide network of agents which enables us to sell our products in more than 60 countries. This organization offers a local service to both our international and local customers.
We pursue the undertaken actions to prevent the risks and to minimize the impact of our industrial activities on the health of our employees, those of our customers as well as on the environment.
Based on a reactive and flexible organization, motivated by a profit based culture, Protex International is committed to profitable growth.
The expertise of Protex International is based on permanent innovation and on an important cross-fertilization culture. More than 5% of our sales are invested in Research and Development through our research and application centres in France, in the USA and in Asia (China, South Korea).
A broad expertise: synthesis, polymerisation and formulation
These expertises are seldom gathered in a single chemical company. This enables us to offer solutions that answer our customers’ needs.
Polyvalent manufacturing equipment
Protex International produces by « batch », i.e by discontinuous process in multipurpose equipment. This allows the manufacture of different products with the same equipment in different volumes and to adapt the quantities manufactured to the customers’ specific requirements.
A wide international network
Established with its own industrial and marketing subsidiaries in a large number of countries in Europe, Asia and in the USA, Protex International has also a wide network of agents. This organization enables us to offer a local service to both our international and local customers.
A team of technically minded salesmen: a dual expertise to meet the expectations of each customer
Our sales team display sales and technical and marketing expertise. This allows them to act as project managers for each topic developed with the customer so as to understand their needs and to accompany them until the final use of the product.
A solid customer base
Priority is given to key accounts: customers who are market leaders with an assured future as well as successful medium sized companies. The customer and product portfolio, which is growing year by year, has a balanced structure: none of them account for more than 5% of our sales.