History of Gazechim Composites
With over 40 years’ experience, Gazechim Composites has become the leading distributor of composite materials in Europe.
1937 05 01
Creation of “L'Anhydride Sulfureux Français” in Béziers, by two families: Louis Grapin and Roger Rouayroux.
The company focuses on the distribution of sulphur dioxide - SO2.
1948 01 03
To support its growth, “Anhydride Sulfureux Français” relies on Compagnie Chimique d’Alais et de la Camargue (which will become Pechiney in 1950).
1965 06 11
ASF starts marketing chlorine and takes the name of Gazechim.
1973 01 20
Gazechim diversifies further: starts distribution of composites.
1975 04 15
Gazechim continues to diversify by beginning to distribute plastic materials.
1990 11 15
Gazechim extends its expertise to packaging and to the distribution of refrigerant fluids.
1991 11 10
Creation of the Union Chimique Participation, which buys back the shares from Rhône Poulenc: Gazechim strengthens its independence.
1999 07 20
The Group begins to expand in Europe. Creation of the Gazechim Iberica network in Spain and acquisition of the Resipol in Italy.
2002 06 10
Development of composite activities in Benelux.
2005 04 15
Acquisition of Lange und Ritter in Germany, distributor of specialty composite materials.
2005 07 11
Creation of the Gazechim Compositi Italia network (ex Eurochimica) and expansion of composites activity in Italy.
2007 10 09
Composites activity continues to grow after acquisition of Composites Distribution in France (aviation market) and Polytor in Poland (distributor of composite materials).
2008 06 19
The composites network starts to grow and expand in the Czech Republic and Slovakia after the acquisition of Skolil.
2009 11 24
Gazechim Composites grows quickly after acquiring the composites distribution branch of Owens Corning. Entry into new markets: Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Romania.
2012 07 16
The activity of the Gazechim Group diversifies after the acquisition of the I.Ma.Tec company, specialist in the manufacture and distribution of aluminium honeycomb.
2013 01 03
Group Gazechim pursues its growth by adquiring French composites and tooling specialist ABYLA.
2013 07 27
Acquisition of Mouldlife and Euromère (composites raw materials).