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History of Gazechim Plastics activity


Since its creation in 1975, Gazechim Plastics continues to strengthen its distribution network and its growth in Europe.

1937 05 01

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The creation of the company L’Anhydride Sulfureux Francais.
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The creation of the company L’Anhydride Sulfureux Francais.

Louis Grapin and Roger Rouayroux, both based in Beziers, France create L’Anydride Sulfureux Francais dedicated to the distribution of Sulfur Dioxide – SO2

1965 06 11

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The name of the Company changes to Gazechim.
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The name of the Company changes to Gazechim.

Gazechim also starts to market Chlorine.

1967 01 18

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Start of the export activity.
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Start of the export activity.

The export activity begins with the export of liquefied gases and chemicals.

1973 01 20

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The Distribution of composite raw materials.
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The Distribution of composite raw materials.

Gazechim diversifies its activities and begins the distribution of composite raw materials.

1975 04 15

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The Distribution of thermoplastics.
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The Distribution of thermoplastics.

Gazechim continues its diversification with the distribution of thermoplastics.

1990 11 15

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The distribution of fluid refrigerants.
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The distribution of fluid refrigerants.

Gazechim extend its expertise to the packing and distribution of refrigerants.

1991 10 11

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With the acquisition of the shares of Rhone Poulenc, Gazechim becomes a fully independent family owned business.
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With the acquisition of the shares of Rhone Poulenc, Gazechim becomes a fully independent family owned business.

Creation of Union Chimique Participation as Rhone Poulenc’s shares are acquired. Gazechim confirms its independence.

2007 09 10

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The acquisitions of Composites Distribution and Polytor.
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The acquisitions of Composites Distribution and Polytor.

The Composites business continues to grow through the acquisition of Composites Distribution in France and Polytor a composite materials distributor in Poland.

2008 06 19

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Acquisition of Skolil (Czech Republic and Slovakia).
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Acquisition of Skolil (Czech Republic and Slovakia).

The Plastics and Composites Network is expanding and now covers the Czech Republic and Slovakia through the acquisition of Skolil.

2012 03 05

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Acquisition of the plastic business of Azelis in Europe.
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Acquisition of the plastic business of Azelis in Europe.

Gazechim Plastics is now deployed in 12 countries in Europe with the acquisition of the plastics activity of Azelis.