Located in the harbor of Ghent, PVS Chemicals Belgium NV is part of the US-based PVS Chemicals Group. PVS Chemicals Belgium specializes in Sulphur-based chemistry with a focus on ultra-high purity, added-value solutions. With 40 employees and annual sales of 28 million EUR, PVS Chemicals Belgium is a successful player in the European Sulphuric acid market. The company’s size allows PVS Chemicals Belgium to be highly adaptable to individual customer demands and gives them the ability to transform Sulphur into customized products to meet these demands.
In 1997, PVS Chemicals Belgium acquired business from UCB as a means to enter the European market; a strategic decision driven by large US based customers that wanted to expand into Europe with High Purity Sulphuric Acid. In 2004, PVS Chemicals Belgium added capacity to produce ammonium bisulphite. In 2009, the high purity acid plant was upgraded using state of the art materials of construction and technology. This upgrade allowed the company to meet new plant emissions standards and enter into the fast growing solution Sodium bisulphite business. Major investments in 2011 allowed the company to add significant production capacity for proprietary value added sulfur product. In 2020/2021, the company had a major upgrade by replacing the furnace and converter to ensure the highest quality possible for years to come.
Founded by Floyd A. “Nick” Nicholson and his partners in 1945, PVS Chemicals Belgium is a global manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of high-quality chemical products. The company was originally established as Pressure Vessel Service, Inc. in Detroit, USA to clean boilers and pressure vessels. PVS Chemicals Belgium currently has more than 1,300 employees worldwide and has 14 manufacturing plants and several distribution facilities across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia.