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On October 19, 2021 ESIM Chemicals has completed the sale of its IM business unit to the US company Vertellus. From now on, it will focus on the development and production ofspeciality chemical products. “We are focusing the company on a growth market by specialising in the custom-manufacturing business. We aim to further expand our leading international market position in the years to come with this strategic realignment,” says Dr. Frank Wegener, CEO of ESIM Chemicals, about these ambitious plans. The company, based in the Linz Chemical Park, is already one of the top three suppliers of highly complex molecules for a wide range of applications worldwide. Internationally successful: a wide range of new projects ESIM Chemicals is a partner to customers from the agrochemical sector, the industrial sector and manufacturers of food, feed and pharmaceuticals, to name but a few. The chemical company, founded more than 80 years ago, is well-known for its comprehensive chemical expertise and process engineering capabilities, as well as its years of experience. This means that ESIM is able to carry out complex syntheses for demanding customers inlarge-scale plants while keeping a keen focus on raw material- and energy-efficiency.

There is high international demand for synthesis services for speciality chemicals. The custom-manufacturing business is currently experiencing a significant upturn worldwide. “Companies are looking for partners for the development of new complex molecules and their transfer into production plants. This requires specialist expertise coupled with innovative strength and decades of experience,” says Wegener, summarizing ESIM’s strengths and looking confidently to the years ahead. “In the last few months, international customers have commissioned several new projects from us. They will be ongoing for the next few years and contribute to a significant growthin turnover,” says Wegener enthusiastically, convinced of the path taken for the future: “The realignment and specialization ensure ESIM Chemicals’ long-term success path and corporate growth.”

About ESIM Chemicals

ESIM Chemicals has its headquarters in Linz, Austria and is a leading global supplier ofhigh-quality agricultural and crop protection chemicals and intermediates. The companyfocuses on working with companies in synthesis, offering services of high-qualitychemicals, and has a portfolio of fine chemical products that are critical to numerousindustries. The company has more than 80 years of experience in turning innovative ideas into the scalable provision of advanced fine chemical products and intermediates usingstate-of-the-art equipment. Following the sale of the IM division, which was completed on19 October 2021, ESIM Chemicals now employs 330 people. Further information is available at

About Vertellus

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Vertellus group of companies was originallyfounded in 1857 as a manufacturer of niche specialty products. Today, Vertellus is a leading provider of unique specialty solutions used in the personal care, healthcare, coatings, transportation and food & agriculture markets. With 1000+ employees, Vertellus serves customers across the globe from its 10 international manufacturing facilities. Vertellus is a Responsible Care® company. Further information is available at

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Strategic realignment of ESIM Chemicals: Dr Frank Wegener, CEO of ESIM Chemicals, lays out the company focus on the custom-manufacturing business

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CEO Dr Frank Wegener, Tel. +43 732 6982-4539

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