Ciba currently operates in more than 120 countries. The company became independent
in January 1997. It was formed from part of the former Ciba-Geigy, when that company
Headquarters are in Basel, Switzerland and the company employs over 14,000 people
worldwide. In 2006 sales reached CHF 6.4 billion. (CHF is Swiss francs. 1 Swiss franc
= £0.45 at the time of writing).
The company has had a manufacturing base in the UK since the beginning of the 20th
century. UK headquarters are in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Around 2,000 people are employed
at five UK locations.
The Paisley site is over 50 years old. It is the “largest classical organic pigment
manufacturing facility in the world” and “the most modern pigment plant of its type
in the world”. More
What they make
A wide range of pigments, pigment preparations, dyestuffs and additives for paints,
inks and coatings for materials and surfaces. The company is organised into three
market-facing segments: plastic additives, coating effects and water & paper treatment.
“We create effects that improve the quality of life – adding performance, protection,
colour and strength to plastics, paper, automobiles, buildings, home and personal
care products, and much more.”
“Our career pages will give you an insight into the combination of business and personal
skills we look for in a potential candidate - in any area of our business - together
with our programs for ensuring individuals' continuous development and for rewarding
outstanding performance.” More