Croda International


Croda International
Croda International plc
Type Public (LSECRDA)
Industry Chemicals
Founded 1925
Headquarters Snaith, UK
Key people Martin Flower, Chairman
Mike Humphrey, CEO
Products Surfactants
Dietary supplements
Fatty acid amides
Revenue £1,001.9 million (2010)[1]
Operating income £198.6 million (2010)[1]
Net income £131.0 million (2010)[1]
Website www.croda.com

Croda International plc (LSECRDA) is a chemicals company based at Snaith in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

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History

The Company was founded by George Crowe in 1925 at Rawcliffe Bridge to manufacture lanolin, a natural protective fat present in sheep's wool, which must be washed out before the wool can be woven, under the name Croda (a combination of the first few letters of his surname with that of his partner, a Mr Dawe).[2]

Leading cosmetic companies started using its products in the 1950s and at that time it also began to expand internationally: it moved to its present location in 1955.[2] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1964.[2] It expanded rapidly in the 1960s acquiring United Premier Oil in 1967 and British Glues & Chemicals in 1968.[2] In 1990 it developed Lorenzo's oil, a product famously used to treat Adrenoleukodystrophy.[2] In 1998 it bought Westbrook Lanolin.[2]

More recently it has focused on specialty chemicals and in 2006 it announced that it had reached a deal with ICI to acquire ICI's Uniqema for a total consideration of £410 million.[3]

Operations

The Company's products include:

The HQ of Croda International in the late 17th-century Cowick Hall, lying midway between West and East Cowick in the East Riding of Yorkshire

These products are sold to other manufacturing companies. Croda has factories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, the United States, Brazil, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Korea, and Japan.

Dearne Valley

The disused bitumen processing plant situated within the Kilnhurst and Swinton districts is an issue of significant environmental concern.

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