This month, Olivé Química celebrates 45 years in business, providing quality solutions and meeting its commitment to the environment, a business philosophy it has applied in all its processes from the outset.
Olivé’s origins go further back than the 1970s. In 1938, José Olivé Marcé set up a single-member company to manufacture chemical products and putties aimed at the glass industry. In 1974, he took over the management of the Luis Olivé Carrió company, and founded Olivé Química in order to start to make silicones. This date also heralded the start of the manufacture of putty based on fish oils for use in the glass industry of the time. A period in which the manufacture of silicones with Bayer raw materials began.
In 1994 Olivé Química and FLM Group joined forces to develop polyurethane foam sales. An agreement that lasted until February 2014. Another of its major milestones was achieved in 1997, when it obtained the ISO 9001 certification, making it the first company in the sector to obtain this important certification.
With the start of this century, the constant R+D in search of new products, solutions for new applications and differentiation with high performances bore fruit in 2003, year in which the production of sealants and adhesives with the new hybrid technology began.
The international expansion gained momentum, to the point that its international sales required the creation of its own subsidiaries. Thus Olivé Química France was founded in 2004, Olivé Química Portugal in 2006, fruit of the acquisition of Plastimix, the distributor in Portugal, and the most recent, Olivé Química UK, set up in 2010.
In 2014, Olivé Química became part of the European group WOLF GROUP, with headquarters in Estonia, leading specialist in polyurethane foams and chemical products for the building industry. This alliance would allow more Olivé products to be introduced in other countries and, in turn, enable this group to extend its product offer and access to new markets, like those of Western Europe and Latin America.