Elementis

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Elementis plc
Public (LSEELM)
Industry Chemicals
Founded 1844
Headquarters London, UK
Key people
Andrew Duff, Chairman
Paul Waterman Group Chief Executive
Revenue $659.5 million (2016)[1]
$84.5million (2016)[1]
$68.1million (2016)[1]
Number of employees
1,300 (2016)[2]
Website www.elementis.com

Elementis plc is one of the UK's largest speciality chemicals and personal care businesses, with extensive operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History

The company was founded in Liverpool in 1844 as Harrisons and Crosfield by Daniel Harrison, Smith Harrison and Joseph Crosfield to trade in tea and coffee.[3] In the 1860s it became one of the largest tea traders in the UK.[3] In 1903 it diversified into operating rubber plantations in the far east acquiring shareholdings in a number of plantation companies.[4] Then in 1948 the company became a major producer of latex at its factory in Petaling.[4]

In 1967 it acquired Durham Chemicals in Birtley[5] and in 1973 acquired British Chrome & Chemicals in Eaglescliffe so diversifying into the chemicals business.[6] It also acquired a stake in the Sabah Timber Company[7] and then in 1978 took complete control of it.[4] By the end of the 1970s Harrisons and Crosfield was the 91st largest industrial company in the UK by turnover.[8] In 1982 it sold its Malaysian plantations and in 1994 it sold its Indonesian plantations: these business have since been absorbed into Sime Darby[9] and London Sumatra respectively.[10] In 1998 it changed its name to Elementis plc[3] and acquired Rheox, a speciality chemicals business[11] and in 2002 it acquired Oxychem's chromium chemicals business.[12]

In February 2016 Paul Waterman took up the role of Group CEO and President of the company. Within a year of his tenure, in a bid to grow the company's personal care and cosmetics business, Waterman acquired SummitReheis, an antiperspirant ingredient supplier for US$360 million.[13]

Operations

The business has four divisions:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2016" (PDF). Elementis. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Locations". Elementis. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "AIM25 collection description". aim25.ac.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Harrisons and Crosfield Timeline
  5. ^ "AIM25 collection description". aim25.ac.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "AIM25 collection description". aim25.ac.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  7. ^ The Sabah Timber Company The Straits Times, 2 April 1964
  8. ^ Geoffrey Jones (2000). Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Oxford University Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-19-829450-4. 
  9. ^ Finishing with only hope The Edge Malaysia, 22 October 2007
  10. ^ Lonsum builds North Sumatra's first botanical garden Indonesia Economic Reports, 29 August 2006
  11. ^ "Elementis Specialties - History". elementis.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Elementis completes Chromium acquisition Adhesives & Sealants Industry, 1 March 2003
  13. ^ "Market report: M&A dominates the news". Shares Magazine. February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Elementis announces Personal Care acquisition". The London Stock Exchange. February 2017. 

External links

  • Official site
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