Clariant is a global speciality chemicals company that also manufactures intermediates and active ingredients for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The company has four divisions: Textile, Leather and Paper Chemicals; Pigments and Additives; Masterbatches; and Functional Chemicals.
Clariant intends to expand its presence in growing markets such as China and India. Its strategy is to strengthen its fast-growing, service driven businesses through acquisitions that supplement its portfolio.
Although Clariant believes that it is heading in the right direction but it isn’t “where it wants to be”. On this basis, the company will focus on three main areas: Clariant versus the industry, Clariant as seen by its customers and Clariant as seen by its employees. The company also believes that it needs to significantly improve its performance and has launched its “Clariant 2010 – Launching world-class performance” strategy.
Clariant says it will build its strengths in colours, surfaces and performance chemicals by focusing its investments on businesses where it can offer added value through application technology, advice and solutions.
Headquartered in Muttenz near Basel, Switzerland, Clariant generated sales of approximately SF7bn in 2010, and had around 16,176 employees.
Director: Peter IslerDirector: Klaus Jenny
Director: Carlo Soave
Director: Dominik Koechlin
Director: Hariolf Kottmann
Director: Dieter Seebach
Director: Peter Brandenberg
Chairman: Jurg Witmer
Chief executive officer: Hariolf KottmannChief financial officer: Patrick Jany
Head (group legal): Andres WaldeHead (functional chemicals and life science chemical): Siegfried FischerHead (masterbatches): Domnick von BertrabHead (pigments and additives): Okke KooHead (textile, leather and paper chemicals divisons): Peter Brandenberg
Head (group operational excellence): Renaud Spitz
Country president (France): Arnaud Frete
Regional president (Europe): Hans Schmidt
President (Germany): Henri Schloemer
(Updated June 2009)
Clariant International AG Rothausstrasse 61CH-4132 Muttenz 1Switzerland Tel: +41 61 469 6969Fax: +41 61 469 6999Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clariant is a global speciality chemicals company that operates more than 100 group companies on five continents. Through the acquisition of the British fine chemicals producer, BTP, in early 2000, Clariant also manufactures intermediates and active ingredients for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. Clariant grew from the Sandoz Chemicals division, which was floated on the stock market as a spin-off in the summer of 1995. German based Hoechst's Speciality Chemicals business was integrated in the summer of 1997.
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Clariant will focus on three main areas: Clariant versus the industry, Clariant as seen by its customers and Clariant as seen by its employees. Clariant has launched its “Clariant 2010 – Launching world-class performance” strategy. (Edited from “Outlook” and annual report). ICIS also provides you with key financial data listed in table form.
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