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Sep 25, 2020


ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands

IMCD celebrates 25 years of innovation and value creation

Today marks IMCD’s 25th anniversary – a major milestone for the global leader in speciality chemicals and food ingredients distribution. Ignited by an entrepreneurial spirit and driven by a talented team of co-creators, IMCD has grown to be an innovator within the chemical industry. Established in Europe, and now expanded across the globe, the company has continued to invest in formulation expertise, IT and digital infrastructure, and 49 technical centres - bringing technical expertise and local knowledge to its partners worldwide.

25 years ago, IMCD’s founders wanted to create a company with minimal corporate bureaucracy and a strong international and diverse focus. Today, IMCD represents 3,000 employees, from more than 50 countries around the world – all of whom are key to its success. IMCD’s people closely collaborate with its broad network of valued suppliers across multiple markets and territories to create solutions for our customers and help them to formulate tailored products.


Piet van der Slikke, Chief Executive Officer of IMCD, comments: “Initially starting as the ‘new kid on the block’, we were keen to make our mark and become a benchmark in the speciality chemicals industry. We are delighted to reach this important moment in our story – where we can look back with pride at what we have achieved and look forward with anticipation at the opportunities the future holds."


Van der Slikke adds: "IMCD wouldn’t be the company it is today without our people and the trusted partnerships that we have built over the years. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our broad network of suppliers and customers for all their support in co-creating relevant and future-proof formulations.”


Have a look at our 25th-anniversary video, and access the visual assets created especially for this occasion.


For further questions, please reach out to our Media Relations Team.