Solvay in the United Kingdom

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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

An international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay assists its customers in innovating, developing and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions which consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. Solvay serves diversified global end markets, including automotive and aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, building and construction as well as industrial applications. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with about 30,900 employees spread across 53 countries. It generated pro forma net sales of € 12.4 bn in 2015, with 90% made from activities where it ranks among the world’s top 3 players. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).