Cromex

TIMELINE CROMEX - 40 YEARS

CROMEX RESINAS SINTÉTICAS

Incorporation of CROMEX RESINAS SINTÉTICAS LTDA with the production of Specialties.

1975

PLÁSTICOS BRANCO

Incorporation of PLÁSTICOS BRANCOS IND. COM. LTDA, with the production of Commodities.

1977

OWN HEADQUARTERS

Expansion of Plásticos Branco capacity and transfer to own headquarters.

1979

LABORATORY

Investment in the structure of the physical-chemical laboratory at headquarters.

1983

LEADER IN AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS

Plásticos Branco is nominated leader in the composite market for the automotive industry.

1985

FIRST COLOUR CATALOGUE

Making of the first Plásticos Branco colour film catalogue.

1986

NEW BUILDING

New expansion of the installed capacity for white masterbatches and use of the new building - Plásticos Branco.

1988

FACTORY CHANGE

New expansion of the installed capacity for black masterbatches with plant transfer - Plásticos Branco.

1989

SAFETY

Improvements in Work Safety: change in the manufacturing process, eliminating the calender.

1990

ZERO TOLERANCE. QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY

Introduction of the "Zero Tolerance" program, focusing on Quality beyond Productivity.

1993

PROGRESS SYSTEM

Implementation of the Progress System.

1995

RANGE OF COLORIMETRIC READING

Definition of the range in colorimetric reading tests for Commodities.

1996

INCORPORATION OF CROMEX BRANCOLOR

Incorporation of CROMEX BRANCOLOR (Merge of companies: Cromex Resinas Sintéticas and Plásticos Branco).

1997

MODERNISATION

New investments in the modernization of Cromex Brancolor, such as the purchase of the first twin screw.

1998

DISPERMIX®, LIQUID MASTERBATCH

Production of liquid masterbatch, now known as Dispermix®

1999

PLANT IN BAHIA

Opening of a plant in Bahia, for the manufacturing of white masterbatches and additives.

2000

K TRADE FAIR, GERMANY

First attendance in the largest international plastics trade show: K TRADE FAIR (Germany)

2001

SIX SIGMA AND TPM

Introduction of Programs Six Sigma and TPM.

2002

SHORTENING DISTANCES

Implemented the "Shortening Distances" programme, aiming at "reducing" the distance between the plant in Bahia and the headquarters in São Paulo.

2003

CROMEX S/A

The unit of São Paulo is called CROMEX S/A.

2004

SAP AND SELF-MANAGEMENT

Implementation of SAP (System Applications and Product for data processing) and beginning of the "self-management" program at the Bahia plant.

2005

LATIN AMERICA

Increase in the volume of exports to Latin America.

2006

LEAN PROGRAM

The production of black masterbatches is transferred to a new unit of Bahia and begins the "Lean" program for the entire company.

2007

CONSOLIDATED UNITS

Both units are consolidated as CROMEX S/A.

2008

CRM AND GREEN PE

Launch of CRM Tool (Customer Relationship Management). Pioneering in partnership with Braskem to produce masterbatches Green PE.

2009

AWARDED BEST MASTERBATCHES SUPPLIER

Cromex is awarded as one of the best suppliers of masterbatches in the Destaque Pack Preferência.

2010

NEW EQUIPMENT

Investments in new production equipment.

2011

MERGER of CROMEX and RESINET

Merger involving Cromex and Resinet.

2012

RESINS DISTRIBUTION

The company begins the distribution of thermoplastic resins.

2013

MICROCOLOR® MICRONISED COMPOUNDS

Beggining of production of Microcolor® (micronised compounds).

2014

40 YEARS

40th anniversary.

2015