Shell Chemicals is one of the world’s leading chemicals suppliers. With a heritage of over 85 years and manufacturing facilities around the world, we supply over 17 million tonnes of petrochemicals per year to large industrial customers.
Inside shell chemicals
Countless products that we all use every day in our homes, our cars, at work or while we relax owe their beginnings to the petrochemical ‘building blocks’ we manufacture and supply to our industrial customers.
Shell chemicals companies are major suppliers of bulk petrochemicals to large industrial customers. In this section you will find essential information on how to do business with us.
Shell chemicals companies have a global manufacturing base, with some assets operated by Shell chemicals companies, some by other Shell Group companies, and others by joint ventures.
Shell joined the chemicals sector more than 85 years ago. Our strengths make us a major player in the petrochemicals industry and will support our future growth.
Shell companies first entered the chemicals industry in 1929, via a partnership in the Netherlands called NV Mekog, which manufactured ammonia from coke-oven gas.
We will invest in our existing world-scale plants, to further increase their capacity and efficiency. And we will pursue options to invest in the building of new large-scale plants.