The Heritage of the CABB Group

In 2003, CABB was founded under the name Clariant Acetyl Building Blocks GmbH & Co. KG, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clariant with production sites in Knapsack and Gersthofen, Germany.

At the start of the 20th century, both were former Hoechst AG locations. Their first task was a simple one, to manufacture and supply the best monochloroacetic acid (MCA) and its derivatives in the industry.

Over the last 15 years, CABB has made a number of strategic acquisitions, including SF-Chem, Pratteln, Switzerland, which added chlorination, sulfonation and custom manufacturing capabilities.

They also added Kemfine, Kokkola, Finland, to expand their base for custom manufacturing, and a joint venture with Jinwei Huasheng Chemical Co., Shandong, China, adding regional MCA capacity. The latest was to establish CABB as a transatlantic service provider, with Jayhawk Fine Chemicals, Galena, Kansas, USA.

Employing around 1,100 people, CABB is headquartered in Sulzbach am Taunus, Germany and now has six production sites in Asia, Europe and the USA, with an annual turnover of approximately half a billion euros.

CABB’s commitment has never wavered: to partner with customers and deliver tailored solutions to meet their specific requirements.

They possess state-of-the-art operations, decades of experience and a team dedicated to the development and implementation of complex chemical processes.

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

CABB supports customers with high quality products, a global presence, comprehensive delivery services and technological know-how.

The Heritage of the CABB Group

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CABB is a strategic partner to key companies in the healthcare, electronics, agrochemicals and specialty chemicals sectors around the globe, and all customers seeking complex, multi-stage chemical synthesis.

CABB’s core competencies and unit operations also provide an exclusive portfolio of tailor-made premium fine chemicals. An international team works with customers all over the globe to create advanced intermediates, starting materials and active ingredients.

A key example is high-purity monochloroacetic acid and its derivatives.

These products are utilized in food ingredients, personal care products and pharmaceuticals. They also provide customers with a growing range of products under the GLYTECH® and GLYCOS® brands, in addition to scalable quantities for expanding applications.

A Common Theme: Customer Success

CABB has a wide range of products and services to support customers in different markets with the aim of identifying and securing procurement solutions for fine chemicals and custom manufacturing.

The Heritage of the CABB Group

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Customers in emerging industries are becoming aware of custom manufacturing partnerships, while established customers in traditional markets appreciate the value of outsourced active ingredients and advanced intermediates.

A custom manufacturer should be an extension of a client's own operations and manufacturing culture. CABB​​​​​​​ understands its obligation to earn and retain this trust each day.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by CABB Group GmbH .

For more information on this source, please visit CABB Group GmbH .

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