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About Bostik

Bostik is one of the world's leading providers of adhesive and sealant solutions. Our relentless pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do and ensures that the products we produce are of the highest specification.

We have built our reputation on providing first class support to all our customers and it is these combined commitments to innovation and service that continue to drive our business forward.

With a turnover over to 1.6 billion euros in 2013, Bostik is one of the largest adhesive and sealant companies in the world today. The group designs, manufactures and markets adhesives, sealants and coatings to three key sectors: Industry, Construction and Home, Office & School. Its products are used in a wide range of fields – from gas tankers and buildings to furniture and diapers.

Bostik head office is based in Paris which focused on strategic management - setting the objectives, coordinating, supporting and controlling the business activities.

Subsidiaries such as Bostik Australia run their own  Business for local Industry, Construction and Consumer markets and also support the Global Business Units (GBUs) for Hygiene and Flexible & Laminated products.


The benefits of this organization structure is:

  • To follow Bostik's main global customers in their international development.
  • To leverage and pool resources such as Research & Development or Marketing wherever they are and to share best practices.
  • To reinforce Bostik’s geographic presence, in line with global market trends, with the purpose of better serving its customers and optimising production costs. 
  • To promote and foster the entrepreneurial spirit.
  • To respond quickly to local market needs and opportunities.
  • Decentralisation gives the Group the advantage of being close to its consumers and in touch with their expectations. In this way, the Group’s global strategy is adapted to local needs and customs.    

Bostik is committed to providing sustainable and innovative solutions that combine technological performance, ease of use, cost effectiveness and respect for the environment. We have built our reputation on providing first class support to all our customers and it is these combined commitments to innovation and service that continue to drive our business forward.

Worldwide R&D teams including Australia account for more than 400 chemists and technicians constantly focused on designing cost-effective adhesive solutions to help our customers improve the performance of their products and the productivity of their processes, while maintaining priority on easy and safe handling as well as minimising cost and environmental impact.

Bostik employs 4,800 people in its production facilities and sales operations in about 50 countries.  The company has 57 production sites worldwide, its 2 research and development centres and 10 applied research centres are spread over the five continents.
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As of 2nd February 2015 Arkema finalised the acquisition of Bostik as part of its long term strategy to become a leader in speciality chemicals and advanced materials.

Bostik will continue to develop smart adhesives for industrial, construction and consumer markets. Please visit www.arkema.com for more information.


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