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 site in Oldbury was first established in 1851 by Arthur Albright and became part of Solvay in 2011 - it is the longest running manufacturing operation in the global Solvay group.

Following Solvay's acquisition of the Cytec composite materials business in 2015, Solvay now has 10 sites across the UK, bringing the total number of employees to around 1000.

Solvay develops high added-value, innovative, sustainable and competitive solutions, tailored to the demands of its end customers for the following markets:

  • Automotive & aerospace

  • Agro, feed & food

  • Building & construction

  • Consumer goods & healthcare

  • Electrical & electronics

  • Resources & environment

  • Industrial applications

In the United Kingdom, we produce a variety of products including:

  • Composite Materials

  • Peroxygens

  • Phosphorus derivatives

  • Surfactants