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From Reitz North America – Industrial Fan Manufacturer
Project Name: OMYA
Customer: OMYA International AG
Location: Sylacauga – Alabama
OMYA International AG is a leading global producer of calcium carbonate and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals.
With 130 years of experience and more than 175 plants in over 50 countries, OMYa is an international leader in research & development, innovation, and support.
Here is an excellent example for the expanded capabilities of Reitz North America. Our Service Department is fully stocked and ready to take on a multitude of projects in the service arena.
The “OMYA” undertaking involved project management, servicing, testing and upgrading two existing KXE fans. Our Industrial Fan Service department serviced motor shafts and bearings.
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Omya’s roots date back to 1884 when the company was founded by Gottfried Plüss-
In 1891, Plüss-Staufer acquired a chalk quarry in France and decided to build a plant in Oftringen to produce chalk powder. After completion of the Oftringen plant in 1894, the business expanded quickly. Putty sales increased significantly, as did the sales of chalk powder.
These successes led Plüss-
At the turn of the 20th century, Plüss-
1884 Plüss-Staufer founded in Oftringen, Switzerland
1891 Chalk quarry in Châlons-
1894 Plant in Oftringen, Switzerland
1895 Quarry in Omey, France
1900 Plant in Omey, France
1912 Plant in Strasbourg (then part of Germany)
1925 SA du Blanc Omya in Paris, France
1932 Omya GmbH in Cologne, Germany
1949 General representation for Hoechst in Switzerland
1952 Surface-treated chalk for the PVC plastics industry
1965 Calcium carbonate pigment for the paper industry
1968 Calcium carbonate slurry for the paper industry
1976 Quarry and plants in the USA
1981 Quarry and plants in Australia
1988 Quarry and plants in the Asia-Pacific region
1993 Quarry and plant in Turkey
1995 Quarry and plants in Latin America
1997 Precipitated calcium carbonate plant in Austria
2000 Plüss-Staufer renamed Omya
2003 PCC plant in Russia
2004 Quarry and plants in China, Russia and the Middle East
2006 Plant in Brazil
2007 Quarries and plants in India, Vietnam and Romania. Acquisitions of Huber precipitated calcium carbonate plants
2008 Plants in Jordan, Turkey and dry-PCC plant in Austria
2009 New PCC plant in Três Lagoas, Brazil
2010 Start of acquisitions of Chemical Distributors in Asia, Europe and the USA
2012 First on-site GCC plants in China
2013 First pilot plant for remineralization of desalinated water
2014 New PCC plant and Joint Venture agreement with a chemical distributor in Russia
2014 First on-site PCC plant in India
2014 Further on-site GCC plants in Australia, China, India, and in the USA