Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries. Net sales were € 10.9 billion in 2016, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program.
Our companyAsking more from chemistry for 150 year
Created in 1863, Solvay is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. With our historical anchorage in Europe, our products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim – to improve quality of life and customer performance.
The drive to achieve our aim has resulted in 90 percent of our revenue being generated from businesses that are among the top three global leaders in their field.
We want to find answers and respond to the challenges of 3 major megatrends: evolving demography and consumer behavior, innovation acceleration, resource constraints and demand for sustainability.
Our strategy is to participate in reshaping the global chemical industry and to build a model of chemistry that will address these crucial issues while continuing to drive value creation and profitable growth.
We reach this through:
- a permanent reshaping of our portfolio
- the strengthening of our growth engines
- the acceleration of our organic growth, innovation, and acquisitions
Solvay Chemicals, Inc. and its subsidiary Solvay Fluorides, LLC, are part of the Solvay Group, the leading global producer of hydrogen peroxide, soda ash, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium percarbonate. In markets ranging from alternative energy, automotive, pharmaceuticals, pulp & paper and many others, Solvay Chemicals delivers its customers in North America one of the broadest and deepest product portfolios available.
Headquartered in Houston, Solvay Chemicals has seven manufacturing and multiple distribution sites serving the region. From these locations, the company supports its chemicals, fluorides and SOLVAir businesses. A Responsible Care company, Solvay Chemicals and its businesses are dedicated to continuing the legacy of founder Ernest Solvay by developing, manufacturing and marketing products and solutions that will help meet the sustainable challenges of the present and future.