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Maximizing production capacity, strengthening under a unified organization, and reinforcing synergies with shared management of storage and logistics planning to streamline sales processes are the primary objectives. With these goals in mind, Altair Chemical is born—the new reality in the Italian chemical industry resulting from the merger of Esseco Industrial’s two companies: Altair Chimica in Saline di Volterra, Toscana (Italy), acquired in 2011, and Hydrochem Italia in Pieve Vergonte, Piemonte (Italy), acquired from a crisis table in 2019.

This continues the consolidation path in the chloro-alkali market for Esseco Industrial, a division of the Italian Esseco Group that offers products and services for the organic and inorganic chemical industry in 10 countries with over 770 employees and a turnover reached in 2022 amounting to 700 million euros.

The 2019 acquisition of the Hydrochem Italia site was already part of a broader plan and a strategy aimed at constant growth and innovation towards increasingly sustainable chemical production, not only from an environmental and social perspective but also economically and organizationally. Altair Chimica‘s site has always been at the forefront of resource management and a circular production economy.

An alliance aimed at growth and process optimization to create and improve synergies that will allow us to compete more decisively in the market,” declares Roberto Vagheggi, General Manager of Esseco Industrial and CEO of the Chloro-Alkali division. “The two plants also share four productions: potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite, and hydrochloric acid. These are products with very significant volumes that are also dedicated to internal consumption by other Italian and European companies within Esseco Industrial. The merger, therefore, will allow us to streamline all processes from production to sales to after-sales through new synergies and renewed dialogue between the two plants.”

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