History

Orbia's business strategy emphasizes expansion in new and existing markets through organic growth as well as the acquisition of companies that offer synergies and opportunities for vertical integration and add value to our processes.

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2019

Mexichem becomes Orbia. 

Mexichem reveals its new name, brand, purpose, and values, reflecting the global nature of our company and our
commitment to being a force for the world.

Mexichem opens new corporate office in Mexico City.

Mexichem opens a new corporate HQ office in the Torre Reforma building in Mexico City.

Mexichem opens Lighhouse Labs innovation center.

Mexichem opens the Lighthouse Labs innovation center in San Francisco, in partnership with Ideo.

2018

Mexichem embarks on a CEO-led transformation journey.

Mexichem announces cross-company transformation, dedicated to becoming a purpose–driven future fit company, aspiring to being the best in the world and best for the world.

Leadership: Daniel Martínez-Valle appointed CEO.

The Mexichem board of directors appoints Daniel Martínez-Valle as CEO.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Sylvin Technologies.

Mexichem acquires Denver-based niche PVC compounds manufacturer to increase its ability to provide exact formulations for customers specifications, as part of its Ploymer Solutions group.

2017

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires 80% stake in Netafim.

 
Mexichem acquires world-leading precision irrigation company, expanding its global reach further into the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and taking a step towards fighting food scarcity.

2016

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Vinyl Compounds Holdings.

Mexichem acquires a U.K.-based maker of PVC compounds to improve our offering of sustainable solutions as part of the Building & Infrastructure group.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Gravenhurst Plastic.

Mexichem aquires Canadian producer of HDPE conduit and innerduct for fiber optics to help provide better connectivity as part of the Data Communication group.

2015

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires a license for pharmaceutical grade HFC-227ea/P from Dupont Fluorchemicals

2014

Partnership: Mexichem, Enesa Energía, and Invenergy found Clean Power Consortium

The consortium wins the Cactus cogeneration project and pushes forward a clean energy commitment.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Dura-Line.

Mexichem acquires a global leader in HDPE conduit, duct, and pressure pipe solutions for the telecom and data communications, energy, and infrastructure industries, expanding its global impact.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Vestolit.

Mexichem acquires the sixth-largest producer of PVC resins in Europe, the only European producer of HIS-PVC, and second-largest European producer of PVC paste.

2013

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires PolyOne’s specialty PVC resins business.

Mexichem acquires two plants and a research and development center in the United States.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and Mexichem formed a 50/50 joint venture to build an ethylene cracker.

2012

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Wavin.

Mexichem acquires Europe’s leader in the production of plastic pipe systems and solutions, bringing a wealth of options for better water management systems, with operations in 22 European countries.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Fluorita de México 

With this acquisition, the company gains access to the purest fluorspar available worldwide. 

2011

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires AlphaGary Group.

Mexichem acquires a leading producer of PVC, TPE, and TPO compounds, with facilities located in the United States and the United Kingdom.

 

2010

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires two subsidiaries from Cydsa S.A.B de C.V.

Mexichem acquires Policyd, S.A. de C.V. (PVC resins) and Plásticos Rex, S.A. de C.V. (PVC pipes and fitings).

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires INEOS Group’s fluorochemical business.

Mexichem acquires a world-leading specialities business built on expertise and innovation in fluorine chemistry.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Plastisur.

As a result of this acquisition, the company becomes the leading Peruvian PVC pipe manufacturer.

2009

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires remaining 50% shares of C.I. Geon Polímeros Andinos.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Tubos Flexibles.

Mexichem acquires a Mexican company with four plants that produce PVC pipes and connections.

2008

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Colpozos.

Mexichem acquires Colombia’s leading irrigation and well-drilling company, adds to its sustainable water solutions.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Fiberweb Bidim Industria e Comércio de Não-Tecidos.

Mexichem acquires Brazil’s leader in non-woven products for the geotextile industry.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Geotextiles del Perú.

Mexichem acquires Geotextiles del Perú, S.A., a Peruvian geotextile producer.

Acquisition: Mexichem Acquires Quimir.

Mexichem acquires Mexican sodium phosphates company Quimir.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires fluorspar business Fluorita de Río Verde.

Mexichem acquires production plants and two mining concessions for acid-grade fluorite.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires DVG, Industria e Comércio de Plásticos (Plastubos).

Mexichem acquires a producer of rigid PVC pipes used for the transportation of potable water and sewage.

2007

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires a 50% share of C.I. Geon Polímeros Andinos.

Mexichem's acquisition of this producer of PVC compounds forms, thereby forming a strategic alliance for the development of new markets and technology.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Petroquímica Colombiana (PETCO).

Mexichem acquires a global provider of PVC resins, which enables it to produce the product more cost effectively.

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Amanco (and its subsidiaries).

Mexichem acquires the leading Latin American producer of PVC pipe systems and fittings for the conveyance of fluids, primarily water.

2006

Acquisition: Mexichem acquires Bayshore Group – its first international business.

Acquiring this PVC compounding business with operations in the United States, marks Mexichem's first step to becoming a global company.

2005

Aceros Camesa, is sold, and Grupo Industrial Camesa changes its name to Mexichem.

2004

Acquisition: Camesa acquires Grupo Primex.

Camesa acquires the leading producer of PVC resins in Mexico and Latin America, as well as a producer of plasticizers, phthalic anhydride, resins, and plastic compounds.

Camesa acquires Química Flúor.

Camesa acquires a producer of hydrofluoric acid, used in a wide variety of products from Teflon to refrigerants and medications, making the company the largest producer of hydrofluoric acid in the Americas.

2003

Camesa increases its stake in Mexichem from 50.4% to 100%.

With this acquisition, Camesa focuses on the chemical business.

1999

Grupo Empresarial Privado Mexicano (GEPM) disappears as it merges into Camesa.

1997

Acquisition: Grupo Empresarial Privado Mexicano (GEPM), a company held by the del Valle Family, acquires Grupo Industrial Camesa.

GEPM holds a 50.4% stake of Mexichem, a chemical company, and the French chemical group Elf Atochem holds the other 49.3%.

1978

A control company is created and called Grupo Industrial Camesa.

Camesa becomes a publicly held company and is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange.

1960

Cables Mexicanos S.A. changes its name to Aceros Camesa.

1953

Cables Mexicanos S.A. is founded by a group of Mexican and American investors to satisfy a growing Mexican market for high carbon steel wire ropes.