As an international chemical group, Solvay assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions
A balanced geographic presence
As an international chemical group, Solvay assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. The Group is firmly committed to sustainable development and focused on innovation and operational excellence. Solvay serves diversified markets, generating 90% of its turnover in activities where it is one of the top three worldwide. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,000 people in 55 countries and generated 12.4 billion euros in net sales in 2012.
Solvay (ex. Rhodia) in Japan
Rhodia was first established in Japan in 1967 as Nichizui Rhodia and renamed Rhône-Poulenc Japan, 1978, then Rhodia Japan in 1996 and is becoming Solvay Japan in 2014.
Rhodia has enhanced its historical position as a sales and marketing arm by sourcing an increasing number of products from Asian entities. For two of its key technologies- rare earths and surfactants – it has established strong alliance with local partners to provide a fully integrated approach to R&D, sales and production.
Solvay Japan, Ltd. (Ex. Rhodia Japan, Ltd.)
Our joint venture partnerships
Solvay Nicca, Ltd. (ex. Rhodia Nicca, Ltd.)
In 1996 Rhône-Poulenc Nicca was established as a joint venture between Rhône-Poulenc and Nicca Chemical to develop and market surfactants and functional additives. In 1998, the joint venture company was renamed Rhodia Nicca, and is becoming Solvay Nicca in January of 2014.
The products are developed, marketed and used in various industrial markets, including personal and oral care, fabric and home care, industrial solutions and agro formulations. Through its R&D activities, it develops new products meeting the specific demands and requirements of the Japanese market.
Anan Kasei Co., Ltd.
Anan Kasei is a joint venture between Rhodia and Santoku Corporation, created to develop rare earths materials for global market as well as the Japanese market.
Anan Kasei offers innovative, high-performance products that provide efficient and economic solutions for the manufacturing of numerous materials for use in electronics, catalysis and various other markets.