IHS Chemical Week

World News and Views :: Top of the News

Solvay to close soda ash plant in Portugal, reduce costs by €100 million

2:07 AM MDT | June 6, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Solvay plans to rationalize its European soda ash operations in order to improve its long-term profitability, the company announced today. Solvay signalled last year that it is working on an action plan to make the business profitable, particularly in Europe, and reinforce its position as a world leading producer. The company, as part of the plan, intends to reduce its European cost base by an annualized €100 million ($131.2 million) by 2016 compared with 2012. Solvay will focus on a breakthrough competitiveness improvement of its key synthetic soda ash...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now


contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa