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We have the solutions to build the future you imagine

A chemicals specialist at the service of construction materials, CHRYSO has tripled its turnover over the past decade to become an international leader active in 70 countries by means of its 14 subsidiaries around the world. CHRYSO provides its customers - cement manufacturers, concrete plants, precast manufacturers, and construction companies - with its formulation expertise and knowledge of constrcution materials.

Our ambition: to be a lever for our customers' development


Customer service, the number 1 priority

Our major asset: production plants close to customers and an international network of technical, logistics and sales experts in order to meet our customers needs.

CHRYSO offers:

  • an integrated logistics chain
  • tailor-made solutions;
  • daily technical support in each country;
  • field tests and laboratory tests
  • reliable and effective measurement equipment
  • many other quality services.


Innovation is an integral part of our DNA

In order to make one third of its turnover from the sale of products under five years old, every year CHRYSO invests almost 4% of its turnover in R&D. The international R&D center in Sermaises (south of Paris, France), is the spearhead of this strategy which is also based on:

  • control over the design and production of our own new generation polymers,
  • a network of 14 local laboratories which work to meet our customers' needs,
  • scientific and technical collaboration within the CHRYSO and Materis groups,
  • customer partnerships and joint developments with our key suppliers, and academic partnerships with universities from around the world.

Sustainable development at the heart of our priorities


Sustainable development is a management system for the CHRYSO group, which has a double ambition:

  • to be exemplary in the management of its operations.
  • to make our products and service offerings levers that meet the needs of the "green revolution" in building materials.

> Find out more about our Sustainable Development policy.

Materis profile

Leading positions in each of its 4 business lines:  :
- Admixtures - CHRYSO: Leading worldwide player and leader in France
- Aluminates - Kerneos : world leader
Mortars - ParexGroup : French and Spanish leader for facade mortars, Argentine leader for tiling adhesives, American leader for Stucco
- Painting - Materis Paints : No.4 in Europe, No.2 in France and Portugal, No.1 in Italy, No.4 in Spain and Morocco, No.5 in Argentina

Key figures for the Materis group in 2010:

  • Turnover: €1.85 billion
  • 88 industrial sites
  • Presence in 34 countries at 92 industrial sites
  • 9,500 employees

Creation of the Materis group in 2001

Wendel Investment & the Materis group's managers.


CONCRETE Admixtures - Demoulding oils - Aesthetics protection- Other podutcs
CEMENTS Process, Performance and Specialty Grinding aids