The Soudal Group is the largest independent European manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and polyurethane foams for professional and private users. This Belgian family business, based in Turnhout and founded by Vic Swerts in 1966, has developed into an international player and expert in chemical construction specialities.
The group has 14 production branches on 4 continents, sales offices in 44 different countries and employs nearly 2,300 people worldwide. A long-term vision for innovation – with substantial investment in R&D – and adaptations to local market requirements have resulted in the success of the Soudal Group.
The research in and development of new products, product technologies and production methods is in our genes. A team of highly qualified researchers, engineers and technicians is continuously working on the development of new products and applications adapted to the specific requirements of customers in various countries. This has resulted in a number of pioneering innovative products, which have helped to strengthen the market position of Soudal. Innovation is, therefore, the driver for organic growth at the Soudal Group.
A consolidated turnover of €565 million in 2014; 300 million sealant and polyurethane foam units produced in 14 production branches; nearly 2,300 employees worldwide; €40.8 million in investment in 2014: those are the impressive facts and figures of the Soudal Group.
The Soudal Group manufactures products for its own brands and private labels covering 7 groups: silicones and other sealants, polyurethane foams, adhesives, hybrid polymers, technical aerosols and chemical building products. With its own brands the Soudal Group is focusing on 3 market segments: the construction, industrial and retail sectors.
The Soudal Group is leading the way in the development of products for sustainable construction, which are safe for people and the environment. As a result of the most modern production technology, energy, water usage, and residual waste is limited. It is obvious that the welfare of employees is another priority.