Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and wide-ranging application know-how make Clariant a preferred partner for its customers. Our company is committed to sustainable growth. We are represented on five continents by more than 100 Group companies, employing more than 20,000 people.
Headquartered in Muttenz near Basel, Switzerland, Clariant generated sales of more than CHF 8.5 billion in 2007. From vibrant colors in luxury goods, to less-visible additives that enhance the value of industrial and consumer products, our products play a key role in our customers’ manufacturing and treatment processes.
Clariant’s success is based on the expertise of its people, their ability to identify new customer needs at an early stage, and an enthusiasm to work together with customers to develop creative, efficient solutions. The businesses driving our commitment to sustainable growth are organized in four divisions: Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals, Pigments & Additives, Functional Chemicals and Masterbatches.
A Truly Global Partner Matching Market Trends
The pattern of globalized production continues to accelerate. Ensuring consistent quality is a key customer requirement as producers develop global production networks and increase their focus towards low-cost countries. In order to remain close to customers and keep supply chains short, Clariant has made major investments in facilities and people in those locations offering a competitive cost structure.
The challenges created by globalized production are clearly demonstrated by consumer goods manufacturers. Customers want more choice and lower prices. At the same time environmental and regulatory pressures demand higher performance. Clariant leads the way in being able to deliver customized solutions at a consistently high quality, wherever in the world our customers are based. For example, building on Clariant’s core color competence, the Masterbatches Division recently introduced a range of initiatives, including ColorWorks™, to provide global color matching and color development, trend analysis and project management.