Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that address key societal challenges. We are a company committed to developing the best technology that addresses sustainable mobility and improves resource efficiency. We devote to innovation towards impactful circular economy and collaborate with game-changers to spark the impact of cleaner and sustainable solutions globally. Our lightweight materials enhance zero-emission transportation, their formulations optimize the use of resources coupled with performance chemicals to improve air and water quality. Diverse, entrepreneurial, and bright talent is Solvay’s beacon since its very foundation, more than 150 years ago, driving us to become an open innovation hub housing the best minds for global advancement at all level of the value creation.
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- Fine Chemicals
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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Dedicated to answering customers' unmet needs, our innovative products and constantly evolving market solutions respond to their fast-pacing demand in automotive and aerospace, smart and medical devices, batteries and energy efficiency to power the change; in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications in consumer goods enabling agile and tailored solutions for each of our customer's need.
Solvay has been adapting to an ever-changing World for more than a Century and a half. It had to reinvent itself many times, always building on a strong heritage of social responsibility, technical excellence and a family character.
The company was born in 1863 out of a technological breakthrough, the ammonia-soda process set up by Ernest Solvay and a small circle of relatives including his brother Alfred.
After difficult years of technical uncertainties, Solvay embarked on a rapid international expansion, building plants in the whole industrialized world.
In 1900, 95% of the soda ash consumed in the World were produced using the Solvay process.
The Group survived both World Wars, thanks to its family shareholder base and jealously guarded manufacturing secrets. And by the early 1950s, Solvay diversified and resumed its global expansion.
The recent years witnessed other radical transformations, from the divestment of the pharmaceutical pillar to the acquisition of Rhodia and the creation of a new Solvay.