Solvay in the United Kingdom

Solvay has had a presence in the UK since the 1970s, initially with a 50% stake in the Warrington manufacturing site and ownership of a number of sales companies. In 1992, Solvay acquired full ownership of the Warrington site, a plant which actually began operations in 1948. The other two production sites now flying the Solvay flag in the UK have a history going back to the 1850s (Oldbury) and the 1970s (Halifax). The company also has an administrative centre in Watford, bringing the total number of employees to around 400 on four plants/administrative sites.
Solvay develops high added-value, innovative, sustainable and competitive solutions, tailored to the demands of its end customers for the following markets:
Aeronautic & automotive, Agro food, Building & construction, Consumer goods & healthcare, Electrical & electronics, Energy & environment, Industrial applications.

In the United Kingdom, we produce:
  • Calcium derivatives
  • Peroxygens
  • Phosphorus & derivatives
  • Specialty polymers
  • Surfactants

About Solvay

As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90% of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players. It serves many markets, varying from energy and the environment to automotive and aerospace or electricity and electronics, with one goal: to raise the performance of its clients and improve society's quality of life. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 26,000 people in 52 countries and generated 10.2 billion euros in net sales in 2014.