Start of the first industrial activity at Leek site (Dying and Fabrics)
Chemical production at the Leek site begins
The site is acquired by Courtaulds – a world leader in the manufacturer of fabric, clothing, artificial fibres and chemicals.
Start of Aroma Chemicals manufacturing
Courtaulds demerger: textiles no longer made on the site
Akzo Nobel acquires Courtaulds
Acordis formed from AKZO/Courtaulds assets
Leek site is acquired by Belgian-based Tessenderlo Group
Tessenderlo Fine Chemicals is sold to the chemicals manufacturing and distribution group, Tennants Consolidated
Eternis Fine Chemicals acquires 100% shareholding of Tennants Fine Chemicals Ltd.