Clariant is a worldwide leader in specialty chemicals, with headquarters in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. Clariant is represented on five continents by more than 100 group companies and employs approx. 18,000 people. In 2013, Clariant achieved a turnover of approx. CHF 6.08 billion which equals around € 5 billion.
The business is organized in four divisions: Textile, leather & paper chemicals, pigments & additives, masterbatches and process chemicals. Clariant caters almost exclusively to the manufacturing industry, e.g. automobile, construction, electronics, cosmetics, synthetics, crop protection, pharmaceuticals or textile.