Our Group: Elkem, Bluestar Group, Chemchina
In June 2015, Bluestar Silicones International was acquired by Elkem. Elkem is one of the world’s leading companies for environmentally friendly production of materials. The company has four business areas; Silicon Materials, Silicones (BSI), Foundry Products and Carbon. The principal products are silicon, silicones, ferrosilicon, foundry alloys, carbon materials and microsilica.
Elkem is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with a presence in over 40 countries worldwide. This company employs about 3600 people and generates €1.6bn in operating revenues.
Elkem has been part of the China National Bluestar Group since 2011, a global chemical industry group with a focus on new chemical materials and animal nutrition. Since its establishment in 1984, Bluestar Group has grown into one of China's most powerful chemical company covering new materials, life sciences and environmental technologies. The Bluestar Group has 45 factories, 20 R&D facilities and a global presence. Its headquarters are located in Beijing, and its main shareholder is ChemChina.
China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) is the largest enterprise in China's chemical industry, ranking 276th among Fortune 500 companies. ChemChina is active in 6 sectors: advanced chemical materials and specialty chemicals, basic chemicals, oil processing, agrochemicals, tire & rubber products and chemical equipment.
ChemChina operates production and R&D bases in 140 countries and regions across the world. It is organized in 6 strategic business units (SBUs), 2 directly affiliated units, 112 production and operation enterprises, 6 overseas enterprises and 24 research institutes and design academies