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

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.