Kem One's hybrid barges on the Rhône: navigation tests underway before delivery


The 1st official navigation test took place on September 22 in Holland for Alcor. Carried out after the outfitting in Rotterdam, this test confirmed the navigation’s performance of the barge.

Kem One's partner companies invited to a safety event


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

Kem One Group Announces Leadership Transition


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

Kem One mobilised for an extraordinary crisis exercise


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


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


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


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


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%


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


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.