As an international chemical and advanced materials company, we assist our customers in innovating, developing, and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions that consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. We generate 90% of our net sales in activities where we are among the world‘s top three players. We serve diversified global end markets including automotive and aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, building and construction, as well as industrial applications. With 145 sites in the world, we are present across the globe. Our worldwide presence ensures mobility opportunities and multicultural exchanges throughout your career within the Group. Innovation is one of the key pillars of our strategy. With 21 major R&I centers and 2,350 researchers around the world, we are able to innovate and to be fully aligned with the mega trends that are driving growth in the chemical industry, such as the fight against climate change, increasing consumption in fast growing regions and growing expectations regarding health and well-being.

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TypePublic
HQBruxelles, BE
Founded1863
Size (employees)26,800 (est)+10%
Websitesolvay.com
Solvay was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Bruxelles, BE
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Solvay Office Locations

Solvay has an office in Bruxelles
Bruxelles, (HQ)
310 Rue de Ransbeek
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Solvay Financials and Metrics

Solvay Revenue

Solvay's revenue was reported to be €10.89 b in FY, 2017
EUR

Revenue (FY, 2017)

10.9b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

3.1b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

28.3%

Net income (FY, 2017)

1.1b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

976.0m

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

992.0m

EV

16.4b
EURFY, 2017

Revenue

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Cost of goods sold

7.8b

Gross profit

3.1b

Gross profit Margin, %

28%
EURFY, 2017

Cash

992.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.5b

Inventories

1.5b

Current Assets

6.1b
EURFY, 2017

Net Income

1.1b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.2b

Inventories

(141.0m)

Accounts Payable

60.0m
EURY, 2017

EV/EBIT

16.8 x

EV/CFO

10.2 x

Revenue/Employee

400.9k

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x
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Solvay Revenue Breakdown

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Solvay revenue breakdown by business segment: 43.2% from Advanced Materials, 29.3% from Advanced Formulations, 27.3% from Performance Chemicals and 0.2% from Other

Solvay revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 27.7% from European Union, 10.7% from Latin America, 30.2% from Asia and Rest of the World, 30.4% from North America and 1.0% from Other

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Solvay Online and Social Media Presence

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Solvay News and Updates

High-performance Film (HPF) 2018 Global Market Key Players - 3M, Covestro AG, Honeywell International Inc, Evonik Industries, Solvay S.A., DOW Chemical Company, American Durafilm.....

High-performance Film (HPF) – Global Market Growth, Opportunities, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2025 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

PA66 Engineering Plastics Global Market 2018 Top Key Players – Invista, Ascend, Solvay, BASF, Asahi Kasei, Dupont and Forecast to 2022

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Calcium Global Market 2018 Top Key Players – Maruo Calcium , Schaefer Kalk GMBH , Okutama Kogyo , Solvay S.A. , Huber Engineered Materials , Excalibar Minerals LLC , Omya AG and Forecast to 2023

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High Performance Polymers Global Market 2018 Top Key Players – Celanese, Daikin, Evonik, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical and Forecast to 2023

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Chemical EOR 2018 Global Market Key Players - SNF, Kemira, Stepan, Nalco Champion, BASF, Baker Hughes, Solvay, Dow, Shell Chemicals......

Chemical EOR – Global Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2025 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Global Polyarylsulfone Market to 2022 Featuring Key Players - Sumitomo, BASF, Solvay, Ensinger, Solvay, and Quadrant Engineering Plastics Product

DUBLIN, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Polyarylsulfone Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (PPSU, PSU, PEI & PESU), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, MEA, CSA), Competitive Landscape, And Segment Forecasts, 2012 - 2022" report has been added to...
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Solvay Blogs

Who founded Sustainable Guar Initiative?

Known for her contagious passion and strong drive, Mechelle Engemann was nominated for the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) award in the ‘Excellence’ category. The award recognizes women leaders for their outstanding and sustained contribution to advancing sustainability in…

The quantum mechanics in your TV screen

We make phosphine derivatives for a wide range of applications. Some of the newest and slickest of these are for the production of the quantum dots that equip the latest generation of high definition television displays.You’ve probably heard of Quantum Dot TVs — they’ve only been on the market for a…

What is it like to be our Communications manager for China?

What is it like to be our Communications Manager for China?Jie Dong is Solvay China’s R&I External Affairs & Communication Manager and a member of the Global Forum. She is also active in many social and societal actions in China. Last but not least, she is this year’s WBCSD nominee in the ca…

Taking laboratory analysis into the cloud

Solvay’s business unit Coatis has developed a testing tool to let its customers conduct solubility simulations entirely online. Time and money will be saved by all — and the whole project was run collaboratively.Coatis’ customers are companies or institutions that need to perform solubility and evap…

What is it like to be a sustainability project manager?

Sandy Delcommune, Sustainability Project Manager at Solvay, was nominated for this year’s WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) award, in the category ‘Next Generation’, in recognition of the next generation of women leaders who are advancing sustainability in their company.We r…

Electronic grade hydrogen peroxide production sparks high interest in China

Following the rapid growth of the electronic industry in China, demand for electronic chemicals used to clean and etch large-scale integrated circuits and semiconductors has surged. To meet that demand Solvay’s Special Chem business unit has opened a new electronic grade hydrogen peroxide plant in Z…
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Solvay Company Life and Culture

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Solvay Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Solvay founded?

    Solvay was founded in 1863.

  • How many employees does Solvay have?

    Solvay has 26,800 employees.

  • What is Solvay revenue?

    Latest Solvay annual revenue is €10.9 b.

  • What is Solvay revenue per employee?

    Latest Solvay revenue per employee is €406.4 k.

  • Who are Solvay competitors?

    Competitors of Solvay include LANXESS, Umicore and A. Schulman.

  • Where is Solvay headquarters?

    Solvay headquarters is located at 310 Rue de Ransbeek, Bruxelles.

  • Where are Solvay offices?

    Solvay has an office in Bruxelles.

  • How many offices does Solvay have?

    Solvay has 1 office.