Arkema group at a glance

France’s leading chemicals producerArkema is aiming to become one of the global leaders in specialty chemicals. With its 14,000 employees and 90 industrial sites in 40 countries, Arkema has a revenue of €6.1 billion.

Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry using a responsible, innovation-based approach.


With the divestment of its vinyl activities in mid-2012, the Group completed a strategic shift which had been initiated when the company was created in 2004. Arkema now aspires to become one of the global leaders in specialty chemicals.

A culture of innovation, closeness to customers and a willingness to continually adapt to a changing world are part of Arkema's DNA.
Thierry Le Hénaff, CEO of Arkema
Arkema's DNA up to Thierry Le Hénaff

Key figures

14,000 employees

Sales of €6.1billion
EBITDA of €902 million

90 production sites
46 in Europe
26 in North America
18 in Asia and rest of the world

1,200 researchers
€150 million dedicated every year to R&D
10 research centers (6 in France, 2 in the United States, 1 in China and 1 in Japan)

The Group reorganized its activities into 3 business segments:

  • High Performance Materials: Technical polymers (Specialty polyamides and Fluoropolymers), Filtration and Adsorption (CECA), Organic Peroxydes.
  • Industrial Specialties: Thiochemicals, Fluorochemicals, PMMA (Altuglas International), Hydrogen Peroxides.
  • Coating Solutions: Acrylics, Coating resins, Photocure resins (Sartomer) Rheology Additives (Coatex)

Complementary business segments and balanced geographical coverage

Employees by region

  • 62% Europe
  • 20% North America
  • 18% Asia and rest of the world

World no.1 to no.3 on 90% of the porfolio