Mexichem reaches an agreement to buy an 80% stake in Israeli firm Netafim, the world leader in drip irrigation, expanding its reach further into fast-growing regions of the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Mexichem acquires Gravenhurst Plastics, a Canadian producer of HDPE conduit and innerduct for fiber optics.
Mexichem acquires Vinyl Compounds Holdings, a U.K.-based maker of PVC compounds used in building and construction, pipe and profile manufacturers, footwear and consumer goods.
Mexichem acquires the license for distribution and sale of pharmaceutical grade HFC-227ea/P from Dupont Fluorochemicals.
Mexichem, Enesa Energía and Invenergy Clean Power form a consortium that wins the Cactus cogeneration project, generating electricity from steam.
Mexichem acquires Dura-Line, a global leader in HDPE conduit, duct and pressure pipe solutions for the telecom and data communications, energy and infrastructure industries. With this acquisition, Mexichem expands its footprint in the United States and Mexico, as well as in Asia (India), the Middle East (Oman), Europe (the Czech Republic) and Africa (South Africa).
Mexichem acquires Vestolit, the sixth-largest producer of PVC resins in Europe, only European producer of HIS-PVC and second-largest European producer of PVC paste.
Mexichem acquires PolyOne’s specialty PVC resins business, with two plants and a Research and Development Center in the United States.
Mexichem and Pemex Petroquímica, Mexican state-owned petroleum company, formalise a joint venture, Petroquímica Mexicana de Vinilo (PMV), to produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). As a result of this strategic alliance, Mexichem’s ethylene value chain (from salt-ethylene to PVC resins and fluid-conduction systems) consolidates its vertical-integration strategy.
Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) and Mexichem form a 50/50 joint venture, Ingleside Ethylene, to build an ethylene cracker at the OxyChem plant in Ingleside, Texas, along with pipelines and storage at Markham, Texas.
Mexichem acquires Fluorita de México, a fluorspar business. With this acquisition, Mexichem gains access to the purest fluorspar available worldwide.
Mexichem acquires Wavin, Europe’s leader in the production of plastic pipe systems and solutions, with operations in 18 European countries.
Mexichem acquires AlphaGary Group, a producer of PVC, TPE and TPO compounds, with facilities located in the United States and the United Kingdom. This acquisition, which brings with it new technologies, gives Mexichem the potential for research and development, and product innovation.
Mexichem acquires INEOS Group’s fluorochemical business, with locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Taiwan. With this acquisition, Mexichem becomes a world leader in the fluorine chemical segment, particularly in the production of refrigerant and medical gases.
Mexichem acquires Policyd, a manufacturer of PVC resins, and Plásticos Rex, a manufacturer of PVC pipes and fittings, improving operating efficiencies in the PVC supply chain.
Mexichem acquires Tubos Flexibles, a Mexican company with four plants located in Mexico that produce PVC pipes and connections.
Mexichem acquires the remaining 50% shares of C.I. Geon Polímeros Andinos.
Plastisur, a PVC company in Peru, is acquired. As a result of this acquisition, Mexichem becomes the leading Peruvian PVC pipe manufacturer.
Mexichem acquires fluorspar business Fluorita de Río Verde, its production plants and its two mining concessions for acid-grade fluorite.
Mexichem acquires Quimir, a Mexican sodium phosphates company.
Mexichem acquires Geotextiles del Perú, a producer of geotextile products.
Mexichem acquires Fiberweb Bidim Industria e Comércio de Não-Tecidos, a producer of geotextile products and Brazil’s leader in non-woven products for the geotextile industry.
Mexichem acquires Colpozos, Colombia’s leading irrigation and well-drilling company.
Mexichem acquires Amanco (and its subsidiaries), a leading Latin American producer of PVC pipe systems and fittings for the conveyance of fluids, primarily water.
Petroquímica Colombiana (PETCO), a company whose principal activity is the production of PVC resins and whose products are sold around the world, is acquired.
Mexichem acquires 50% of shares of C.I. Geon Polímeros Andinos, a producer of PVC compounds, thereby forming a strategic alliance for the development of new markets and technology.
Mexichem consolidates the acquisition of the business of DVG, Industria e Comércio de Plásticos (Plastubos), a producer of rigid PVC pipes used for the transportation of potable water and sewage.
Mexichem begins its international footprint by acquiring Bayshore Group, a PVC compounding business with operations in the United States.
Aceros Camesa, is sold, and Grupo Industrial Camesa changes its name to Mexichem.
Camesa acquires Química Flúor, a producer of hydrofluoric acid, becoming the largest producer of hydrofluoric acid in the Americas.
Grupo Primex, a Mexican company that is a leading producer of PVC resins in Mexico and Latin America, as well as a producer of plasticizers, phthalic anhydride, resins and plastic compounds, is acquired. With this acquisition, Camesa is positioned as the leading Mexican producer of PVC resins and third largest PVC resin producer in Latin America.
Camesa increased its stake in Mexichem from 50.4% to 100%. With this acquisition, Camesa focused on the chemical business
Grupo Empresarial Privado Mexicano (GEPM) disappears as it merged with Camesa.
Grupo Empresarial Privado Mexicano (GEPM), a company held by the del Valle Family, acquires Grupo Industrial Camesa. GEPM held 50.4% of stake of Mexichem, a chemical company, and the French Chemical Group, Elf Atochem, held the other 49.3% of the stake.
A control company is created and called Grupo Industrial Camesa. Camesa becomes a publicly held company and is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
Cables Mexicanos S.A. changes its name to Aceros Camesa.
Cables Mexicanos S.A. is founded by a group of Mexican and English investors to satisfy the Mexican market of high carbon steel wire ropes.