In 1861, Ernest Solvay, a man with a passionate interest in science, research and innovation, developed a revolutionary ammonia-soda process for producing sodium carbonate. The Solvay Group was founded in 1863 to exploit this process, and has grown to become a global group pharmaceutical and chemical companies specializing in three sectors : Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Plastics.
As an international chemical and advanced materials company, we assist our customers in innovating, developing, and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions that consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. We generate 90% of our net sales in activities where we are among the world‘s top three players. We serve 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.
With 145 sites in the world, we are present across the globe. Our worldwide presence ensures mobility opportunities and multicultural exchanges throughout your career within the Group. Innovation is one of the key pillars of our strategy. With 21 major R&I centers and 2,350 researchers around the world, we are able to innovate and to be fully aligned with the mega trends that are driving growth in the chemical industry, such as the fight against climate change, increasing consumption in fast growing regions and growing expectations regarding health and well-being.