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Menschen & Spolchemie

SPOLCHEMIE celebrates 160. anniversary


Exactly 160 years ago, on February 13, 1856 in Vienna, a group of aristocrats and businessmen decided to establish a joint stock company to build a chemical factory for the production of soda ash and chlorinated lime named "Erste osterreichsische Aktiengesellschaft für die Gewinnung chemischer metallurgischer und Produkte" (Austrian Association for Chemical and Metallurgical Production) with the factory located in Usti nad Labem.

With this act, they have laid the foundation of a long and successful history of our present SPOLCHEMIE - Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu, which has transformed historically not only Czech chemical industry during the industrial revolution in the 20th century, but also its hometown city of Usti nad Labem.

SPOLCHEMIE now belongs among th oldest and most successful chemical companies in Europe. After 160 years, we belong among European market leaders in synthetic and epoxy resins and a leading producer hydroxide and chlorine derivatives.

Traditionally, we are among the largest Czech exporters (19th place in the Czech Republic and 1st place in the Usti nad Labem Region).

We export into 70 countries on five continents. Last year we have also began construction of a new, environmentally friendly membrane electrolysis with investment costs of CZK 1.5 billion.

New electrolysis should become operational later this year and will become not only birthday gift  but will also mark a further milestone in the successful history of our company.



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