Our Group: Elkem, Bluestar Group, Chemchina
In June 2015, Elkem Silicones International was acquired by Elkem. Elkem is one of the world's leading providers of silicones and silicon solutions and uniquely positioned in the market through full ownership of the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones. Elkem also has strong positions in specialty foundry alloys and carbon materials.
Headquartered in Oslo, Elkem has annual revenues of 21 billion NOK ($2.6 billion), employs 6,000 people and operates 27 production sites around the globe. The company has an extensive sales and R&D network to deliver innovative technologies and market-based solutions that contribute to a sustainable future.
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