QUADRIMEX CHEMICAL HISTORY


Presentation

Our company was founded in 1986. Our headquarters is located in France in Cavaillon (Vaucluse). Our specificity: « Bringing out chemical solutions ». We are a producer and a distributor of over one hundred specific chemical products. We have four Business Units: Sulfur Derivatives, Oil & Gas, Chemical Specialities and Custom Services.  Our extensive knowledge of the export market within our four fields of activity allows us to provide the best customer service possible.


Some figures

  • 75 employees (including 26 in Germany)
  • Turnover : 38 M€ in 2017-2018
  • Markets : 80% export
  • 50 000 of chemical products every year
  • 500 customers
  • 50 countries
  • 3 Production facilities certified ISO 9001 : Germany and France
  • 2 R&D and quality control laboratories

History

1986 : Creation of Quadrimex SA in the Paris Region

Creation of Quadrimex SA in the Paris region (Val de Marne).
The Chemical Specialities Division is launched: acting as an agent for basic and specialized chemical products suppliers to the industrial sector (30% export sales).

1989 : First Contracts

Quadrimex obtains its first contracts from the Army for chemical products decontamination.

1994 : De-icing Agents

Creation of the De-icing agents Department.

From 1998 to 2004 : Diversification

Diversification of Quadrimex SA in industrial production for large retailers.

2004 : Splitting of Our Activities

Splitting of our activities and strategic repositioning on our original activities.
Creation of Quadrimex SAS with the involvement of a financial partner (LMBO).
The company begins to produce a few of its own products.

2005 : Export Development

Development of export markets for caustic soda, potash, calcium chloride and lithium briquettes, due to a new manufacturing partnership with Newton's.

2009 : Quadrimex Group

Creation of the Quadrimex Group. Takeover of two partner companies Viquem, Newton's and a competitor on the de-icing products market in Rhône Valley.
Capital investment with two financial partners, Turenne Capital and Paluel Marmont Capital from July 2009 (2nd LMBO).

2010 : Quadrimex Sulfur Chemical

Creation of a subsidiary Quadrimex Sulfur Chemical (QSC) following the acquisition of the German manufacturing firm ChemComm GMBH on the Leuna site (leading petrochemical site in Europe).
Building of our new headquarters in Cavaillon (84).
Purchase of Europhtal (pigments and catalyst distributor).

2012 : Salins de l’Aude

Acquisition of 49% of the capital of “les Salins de l’Aude”. All of the industrial salt production of the two Mediterranean salines based in Gruissan and La Palme is distributed by the Quadrimex Group for the de-icing activity of the company.

2014 : Capital Investment

Capital investment with two financial partners and a few employees in December 2014 (3rd LMBO).
Creation of a production unit of calcium chloride dissolution in our Viquem plant in Cavaillon (84).

2015 : Overtake Our Capacity

Doubling of the production capacity of our factory in Germany (QSC).

2016 : Sale of the De-icing Activity

Quadrimex Sels, our de-icing activity, is sold to our former supplier MINERSA (Spain) in order to focus on the chemical specialties.

2017 : Financial Independence

After 2 years of LMBO with FIA Partners and Turenne Capital, Michel and Patrice REISCH (former managing executives), followed by 80% of the employees, get their financial independence.