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Styrolution to become a standalone company within INEOS

Frankfurt, Germany – June 30, 2014 – Styrolution, the global market leader in styrenics, is to become a wholly owned, standalone company within INEOS. Its shareholders, BASF SE and INEOS Industries Holding, signed an agreement for INEOS to acquire BASF’s 50% share in Styrolution. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval by the appropriate antitrust authorities, which is expected in the fourth quarter, 2014.

Key quotes:

  • Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman, INEOS Capital: “Styrolution has fulfilled its promise as a globally competitive business that competes effectively with large-scale producers from Asia and the Middle East. We are pleased to bring Styrolution fully into the INEOS family. After the purchase Styrolution will be run separately as a standalone company within INEOS, and continue to operate as it does today.”
  • Roberto Gualdoni, CEO, Styrolution: “I am happy about this outstanding sign of confidence by INEOS in the long-term prospects our business. We take this as a further motivation to keep on delivering value, focussing on our customers and implementing our strategy with creativity and determination.”


Styrolution is the leading, global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, Standard ABS and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 80 years of experience, Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, toys/sports/leisure, and packaging. In 2013, sales were at 5.8 billion euros, resulting in an EBITDA before special items of 442 million euros. Styrolution employs approximately 3,200 people and operates 17 production sites in ten countries.

For further information please visit


Jeremy Whittaker

Global Manager, Public Relations

Styrolution Group GmbH

Erlenstrasse 2

60325 Frankfurt


Phone: +49 069 509550-1025



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