News

Kem One's partner companies invited to a safety event

13/07/22

On June 28, 29 companies attended the safety event organized by Kem One's Industrial and Purchasing Departments.


Kem One Group Announces Leadership Transition

15/06/22

On 15 June, Kem One Group announced a leadership transition.


Kem One mobilised for an extraordinary crisis exercise

17/05/22

On May 17, 2022, Kem One took part in the Domino crisis exercise in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, a simulation of large-scale industrial accidents in the Martigues-Fos area. This civil security exercise, organised by the State, involved local authorities, industrialists and emergency services around a disaster scenario.


Apollo Funds Complete Acquisition of Kem One Group

17/12/21

NEW YORK AND LYON, France – December 17, 2021 – Apollo (NYSE: APO) today announced that funds managed by its affiliates (the “Apollo Funds”) have completed the acquisition of Kem One Group (“Kem One” or the “Company”) from De Krassny GmbH. Kem One is a leading European producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), used mainly in construction, packaging and medical applications, as well as caustic soda. The Company operates eight industrial sites across France and Spain.


CSR : Kem One claims gold

22/09/21

After audit, Kem One receives gold sustainability rating from Ecovadis with a score of 72/100.


Alain de Krassny Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations with the Apollo Funds For the Sale of the Kem One Group

14/09/21

Mr. Alain de Krassny, President of the Kem One Group, announces his intention to sell Kem One to funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, with which he has entered into exclusive negotiations. After successfully transforming the business through a robust investment program, Mr. de Krassny believes Kem One is well-positioned for future growth under the ownership of the Apollo Funds.


Kem One launches the building of the first hybrid vessels for the Rhône complying with the new regulation

09/07/21

By late 2022, Kem One will put into service two hybrid-engine vessels that comply with the new regulation on pollutant emissions. The company will be the first on the Rhône to make its fleet green, reducing the carbon emitted in transporting its raw materials by 2,000 tonnes every year.


Kem One aims to reduce its transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 8%

08/04/21

Kem One is already committed to reducing the greenhouse gases it generates during production, and is now extending its focus to transportation between sites and of finished products. It aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 8% in 3 years.


France Relance recovery plan: Kem One to receive 15 million euros of government funding to support conversion of Fos-sur- Mer electrolysis unit

22/03/21

The French minister in charge of industry has given her support to converting the technology at Kem One’s chlorine, caustic soda and hydrogen production unit in Fos-sur-Mer. The new process will make it one of the most high performance sites in Europe in energy terms.


KEM ONE enters into partnership with Polyloop to develop PVC recycling

15/07/20

The startup Polyloop installs its experimental pilot unit in the Kem One laboratory in Balan. The two companies join forces to develop new solutions for PVC recycling.