SPAIN - Foundation of Altair Iberica a company involved in the distribution of the parent company products in the Iberian Peninsula.
ITALY - Investment in a new plant for the production of sodium hydrosulphite at the Esseco plant in Trecate.
FRANCE - Foundation of Esseco France a company involved in the distribution of chemicals for French and Belgian market.
ITALY - Increasing of the production capacity of chloro-potash electrolysis at the Altair Chimica plant in Saline di Volterra.
MEXICO - The creation of a new sales and marketing operation for the distribution of chemical products into the Mexican, Central American and Caribbean markets.
ITALY - Foundation of Albite, a company involved in the manufacture and sale of sodium hydrosulphite at their site in Novara.
ITALY - Acquisition of Altair Chimica in Saline di Volterra near Pisa. A well established chemical company manufacturing potassium chloride derivatives using membrane electrolysis technology.
ITALY - Installation of a plant for the production and storage of airport runaway de-icers at the site in Trecate.
UK - Acquisition of Brotherton Speciality Products Limited. An historic English manufacturer based in Wakefield, specialising in the supply of a wide range of organic and inorganic chemical products.
ITALY - Launch of a new sulphuric acid production facility at the Essemar plant in Trecate, with a capacity of 150,000 tons/y.
ITALY - Creation of Essemar, a 50/50 joint venture between Esseco Group and Marchi Industriale, for the production and supply of sulphuric acid produced from elemental sulphur.