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Yokogawa to provide integrated production control systems to S-Oil petchem complex at Ulsan

July 14, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Yokogawa Electric Korea Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea), a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo, Japan), has received an order to deliver control systems for a previously announced plant that S-Oil Corp. (Seoul), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Co....

Private equity firm acquires Elemica

July 8, 2016 | Vincent Valk

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo (Chicago) has acquired Elemica (Wayne, PA), a supply chain software and services provider, for an undisclosed sum. Elemica’s products and services focus on process industries, including chemicals, and the company’s...

Yara to acquire farm-managment system firm in Eastern Europe

May 20, 2016 | Ian Young

Yara International says it has agreed to acquire MicroAccount's (Varna, Bulgaria) farm-management system business in Bulgaria and Romania. "By combining Yara's extensive crop-nutrition knowledge with a broad portfolio of digital farm-management tools and...

Air Liquide to invest €20 million in operations, optimization center in France

February 9, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Air Liquide will invest €20 million ($22.3 million) by 2017 in the deployment in France of Connect, a remote operations and optimization center. The center will control production and energy consumption while the on-site teams focus on the safety and...

European Parliament supports recommendations on trade in services agreement

January 19, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Parliament has voted in favor of draft recommendations on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The negotiations should provide more opportunities for companies in the European Union to provide services such as telecommunications to third...

Accenture to provide business and IT support services to Sadara

May 13, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Accenture, a management consulting firm, and Sadara, a joint venture being developed by Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, have signed a multi-year agreement under which Accenture will provide business and IT support services to Sadara, leading to the opening of...

BASF to sell its third-party consulting business

February 28, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

BASF Services Holding, an indirect, wholly owned group company of BASF, says it is to sell its subsidiary BASF Services Consult (Hamburg) to Tech Mahindra (Düsseldorf), a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra (Pune, India). BASF Services Holding is to...

Socma launches mobile chemical services directory

October 17, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Socma has launched a mobile website to help chemical companies market their products and find new business, the organization says. The site will offer the same information as its online chemical directory that allows users to search a network of chemical...

Panetta: US needs improved cybersecurity for critical infrastructure

October 12, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says that US is increasingly vulnerable to coordinated cyber attacks that could virtually paralyze parts of the nation's transportation system or other critical infrastructure. The increased concern is due in part in to the...

Chemical Firms Becoming More 'Customer-centric'

August 3, 2011 | Alex Scott

Chemical firms are starting to address certain shortfalls by becoming more customer-centric, according to observations of multiple chemical industry clients by Accenture. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) practices were first introduced about 10 years...

EPA Launches New Chemicals Databases

June 15, 2011 | Vincent Valk

U.S. EPA has launched two new chemicals databases covering toxicity and human exposure data for hundreds of substances. One database, ToxCastDB, focuses on forecasts toxicity of chemicals based on data from more than 500 rapid chemical tests. The other...

Webcast: Chemical Industry Lags in Customer Differentiation

May 17, 2011 | Vincent Valk

The global chemical industry is "historically a laggard" in differentiating amongst customers who may have different needs, says Goetz Erhardt, senior director/management consulting service line at Accenture (Dublin). Erhardt spoke last Tuesday on...

Fresh Strategies for the Chemical Sector: Customer Relationship Management as the Catalyst to Becoming Customer Smart

May 3, 2011 | Goetz Erhardt

This is a guest post by Accenture's Goetz Erhardt. You can learn more about CRM in chemicals at our FREE webcast on Tuesday, May 10. Click here to register. Building leaner and more cost-effective businesses has become standard industry...

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