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Department/Division Name: Chemicals Co-ordination
Date Established: 1 Jan 1966
Unilever's strategy towards its chemical business was to make slow development through third party sales and avoid large acquisitions to concentrate on smaller companies which they could manage well.
The Chemicals Co-ordination was established to implement this strategy. The chemical companies that were part of the Co-ordination were:
Unichema (formerly Fatty Acids division)
Food Industries Division (FID)
Proprietary Perfumes Limited (PPL)
PPF (formed with merger of PPL and FID)
Quest (formed with merger of PPF and Naarden International)
Chemicals Co-ordination transferred to Rotterdam in the first half of 1993.
In 1997 all Unilever Chemical Businesses were sold to ICI for £4.9 billion.
Renewing Unilever by Geoffrey Jones pp204-214, p364.
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