Solvay (company)

:"This article deals with the company named Solvay. For other meanings see Solvay."Infobox Company
company_name = Solvay SA
company_
company_type = Public
foundation = 1863
location = Brussels, Belgium
key_people = Aloïs Michielsen (Chairman of the board), Christian Jourquin (Chairman of the Executive Committee)
industry = Chemicals
products = Pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics
revenue = €8.562 billion (2005)
num_employees= 28,730
homepage = http://www.solvay.com/

Solvay is a Belgian chemical and pharmaceutical company. It was founded in 1863 by Ernest Solvay to produce sodium carbonate by the solvay process. Since then the company has diversified to three major sectors of activity: pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics.

In 2007, the Group’s consolidated sales amounted to EUR 9.6 billion generated by its three activity sectors: Chemicals, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals. Solvay (NYSE Euronext: SOLB.BE - Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR) is listed on the NYSE Euronext in Brussels.

The company has more than 400 units spread over 50 countries and it employs about 30,000 people, 2,650 of them in research.

Pope John Paul II worked for Solvay during World War II to avoid deportation to Germany. [cite web |url=http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/santopadre_biografie/giovanni_paolo_ii_biografia_breve_en.html | author=Holy See Press Office | publisher=Holy See Press Office | title="His Holiness John Paul II: Short Biography" | accessdate=2007-01-14]

References

ee also

* Solvac

External links

* [http://www.solvay.com/ Solvay]


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