Solenis LLC, formerly Ashland Water Technologies, celebrated the grand opening of its new world headquarters on 27 April. Located at 3 Beaver Valley Road in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A., the headquarters will currently accommodate about 120 employees supporting a variety of corporate functions for the specialty chemicals company.
Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets.
Following the opening of its European headquarters last fall in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, the opening of the world headquarters is one more step in a series of actions that the young company has taken since it was acquired by a fund managed by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) in August 2014.
In addition to the office openings, Solenis recently acquired Clearwater Specialty Chemicals in North America as well as a paper chemical business from CBC in India.
“It has been an exceptionally busy time as we continue to build this business inside and out,” said John Panichella, president and CEO. “The new headquarters will further enhance the Solenis corporate identity and culture that we are working hard to develop around the world.”
Solenis’ Wilmington Research Center will remain at its current location at 500 Hercules Road in Wilmington, Delaware.