Archroma-Sustainability-Report-FY2018 - Page 10



OUR COMPANY
OUR HISTORY
Economic Performance
1886
1995
1997
2013
2014
2015
2017
2018
Foundation Kern
& Sandoz (dyes)
Specialty chemicals
to Clariant spin-off
and IPO
Acquisition of
Hoechst Specialty
Chemicals
Textile, paper
and emulsions
businesses are
acquired by SK
Capital Partners
and become
Archroma
Acquisition of 49%
M. Dohmen
Acquisition of BASF
textile chemicals
business
Increased
ownership of
M. Dohmen to 75%
100% ownership of
M. Dohmen
Archroma's total revenue for FY2018 was USD 1.398 bn. This reflects a 10% increase over the previous
reporting period. The quantity of goods sold also increased substantially to 598 thousand metric tons.
Markets served
We currently serve 101 markets worldwide. We have organized these markets into three regional zones, the
Americas incorporating North, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia.
The heritage of the company dates back to 1886, when Kern & Sandoz was founded in Basel, to produce
textile dyes.
In 1995 Clariant was formed, as a spin-off from Sandoz, and in 1997 acquired the specialty chemicals
business of Hoechst.
Global presence 101 Markets
In September 2013, SK Capital acquired the Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties, and Emulsions businesses
from Clariant AG. The three divisions were combined into an integrated, market-focused, and collaborative
company and was renamed Archroma upon becoming an independent entity.
Americas
Sales
SK Capital targets investments in the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, working
collaboratively with management to support the realization of their strategic, operational and financial
objectives.
Sales
Asia
Sales
USD 407 million
USD 432 million
USD 559 million
Employees
Employees
Employees
720
SK Capital is comprised of individuals that have spent their careers in the specialty materials, chemicals
and pharmaceuticals industries as operators, owners and investors. SK capital leverages their experience
to acquire companies with unrecognized potential and then work closely with management to enhance
and expedite its realization.
EMEA
1067
1197
SK Capital portfolio companies currently generate revenues of approximately USD 8 billion annually and
employ approximately 8 800 people globally.
As of July 2018, SK Capital had approximately USD 3.8 billion of assets under management.
Archroma continues to grow with additional acquisitions, since its corporate carve-out from Clariant in
2013, Archroma is set on becoming a clear industry leader in supplying innovative chemistry solutions,
with the goal to make the industries it serves more sustainable. Archroma made a first move in this
direction when it acquired the textile chemicals business of BASF in 2015.
In July 2018 Archroma completed the acquisition of M. Dohmen SA, an international group specializing in
the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors. This latter
acquisition incorporated 3 additional production sites, located in Korschenbroich in Germany, San Vittore
in Switzerland and in Ulsan, South Korea.
Due to severe financial instability in Venezuela during the previous reporting period, a decision was taken
to close our production site in Maracay at the end of September 2017. We were able to relocate, wherever
possible, staff and transfer production to other sites. Thus we were able to give security to our employees,
minimize retrenchments and also minimize any supply interruptions to our customers.
This brings our total number of production sites to 25 distributed over all continents.
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Through this direct
lineage, Archroma
has a knowledge
and experience
of chemical
manufacturing
and the industry
spanning more
than 120 years.
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