Imerys S.A. is a French multinational company which specialises in the production and processing of industrial minerals. It is headquartered in Paris and is a constituent of the CAC Mid 60 index.Imerys has operations in 50 countries and has more than 16,000 employees. It extracts and processes rocks and minerals on behalf of customers in the manufacturing and construction industries. Groupe Bruxelles Lambert is the largest shareholder of Imerys. The Company was founded in 1880 and for many years was known as Imetal. It was founded by the Rothschild family, combining a few of their many subsidiaries in the metals and mining industries.The group's original activity was mining and transforming nickel. Its original name was Société Penarroya—Le Nickel (SLN). In the 1970s, the Group diversified and expanded its business. A holding company was created under the name of Imetal.From 1990 onwards, Imetal focused its development on industrial minerals, pursuing an acquisition policy. The Group established positions in the white pigments business and then the graphite market. It later grew through acquisitions in refractories, clays, ceramic bodies and technical ceramics. Between 1994 and 1998, Imetal doubled in size: one-third through organic growth and two-thirds through external growth. In 1998, the business was structured around two sectors (Mineral Transformation and Metal Transformation) and organized into operating divisions.In 1998, Imetal took over English China Clays plc, a major UK producer of white pigments (kaolin and calcium carbonates), and then changed its name to Imerys. Following this acquisition, Imetal refocused its activity on minerals processing, selling its Metal Transformation business, including the North American companies Copperweld and Copperweld Canada (now Fushi Copperweld). To mark this development, Imetal changed its name, giving birth to Imerys on 22 September 1999.

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Type
Public
HQ
Paris, FR
Founded
1880
Size (employees)
15,697 (est)
Website
imerys.com
Imerys was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Paris, FR
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Imerys Office Locations

Imerys has an office in Paris
Paris, FR (HQ)
154 Rue de l'Université
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Imerys Financials and Metrics

Imerys Financials

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

6.2 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

78.8
Imerys's current market capitalization is €6.2 b.
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Imerys News and Updates

Asbestos case against Johnson & Johnson, Imerys climbs to $117M in damages

A jury ordered Johnson & Johnson and Imerys to pay $80 million in punitive damages in their latest talc legal setback. That's on top of the $37 million in compensation the panel awarded a mesothelioma patient who blamed his disease on J&J's talcum powder.

UPDATE 2-J&J, Imerys unit must pay $117 mln in N.J. asbestos cancer case

NEW YORK, April 11 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SA, must pay $117 million in damages in a case involving a man who said he developed cancer due to his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products, a New Jersey state court jury said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-J&J, Imerys must pay $117 mln to N.J. man in asbestos cancer case

NEW YORK, April 11 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and a unit of Imerys SA must pay $117 million in damages to a man who said he developed cancer due to his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products, a New Jersey state court jury said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-J&J, Imerys must pay $37 mln in case over talc cancer risks -jury

April 5 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and Imerys SA must pay at least $37 million in a lawsuit claiming a man developed cancer due to his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products including Johnson's Baby Powder, a New Jersey state court jury said on Thursday.

Calcium Carbonate Global Market Top Key Players – Omya , Imerys , Minerals Technologies , Huber Engineered Materials , Calcium Products and Forecast to 2022

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Talc Market to Record an Exponential CAGR By 2021

Talc is also an effective dispersing agent and anti caking agent and helps fertilizer plants and animal feeds to function efficiently and can be used for fertilizers. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday
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