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ARCHROMA IN A NUTSHELL
Archroma is a global, diversified provider of specialty chemicals serving the branded and performance
textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets. Headquartered in Reinach,
Switzerland, Archroma operates in over 100 countries, with more than 2 900 employees located in
34 countries and 26 production sites.
The heritage of our 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.
In September 2013, SK Capital acquired the Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties, and Emulsions businesses
of Clariant AG. The three divisions were combined into an integrated, market-focused, and collaborative
company and was renamed Archroma upon becoming an independent entity.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and
respecting the planet.
SK Capital targets investments in the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, working
collaboratively with management to support the realization of their strategic, operational, financial,
and sustainability objectives. Its portfolio companies currently generate revenues of approximately USD
11 billion annually and employ approximately 15 000 people globally. As of March 2020, SK Capital had
approximately USD 4.86 billion of assets under management.
The company is committed to the principles of “The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: Safe, Efficient,
Enhanced. It's our nature!”; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards,
high service levels, cost-efficiency and resource saving solutions.
Archroma continues to grow with additional acquisitions. We made a first move in this direction when
we acquired the textile chemicals business of BASF in 2015. In 2018, Archroma completed the acquisition
of the M. Dohmen SA group and its three production sites in Germany, Switzerland and South Korea.
In December 2019, we acquired BASF's stilbene-based OBA business for paper and powder detergent
applications which included an additional production site in located in India.
Through this direct lineage, Archroma has accumulated a knowledge and expertise of specialty
chemical manufacturing spanning more than 130 years.
Foundation of Kern & Sandoz
Specialty chemicals to
Clariant spin-off and IPO
Acquisition of Hoechst
Textile, paper and
are acquired by SK Capital
Partners and become
Acquisition of 49%
Acquisition of BASF textile
of M. Dohmen to 75%
100% ownership of
Acquisition of BASF