Achitex Group
Achitex Minerva Group aims to be a trustworthy partner for its customers, employees and associates, to redraw the boundaries of a more and more sustainable, innovative, high-quality textile industry.

Its product quality, its rich technical and commercial know-how, its continuous investments in R&D and the passion brought to the management of every single project confirm its dedication to pursuing this path.

Every step has added value to the Reality: a unique value, built through the hard work of everyone who has helped to make the Group what it is today, maintaining its original identity.

Achitex Minerva S.p.A. (Italy) - Headquarters

Achitex Minerva S.p.A. was born on 1 January 2010 from the union of Achitex S.r.l., engaged since 1981 in the production and marketing of auxiliaries for the textile industry, and Minerva S.p.A., operating since 1948 in the sector of pigment dispersions, ready-made pastes and auxiliaries for printing.

In 2011 it expanded its know-how and consolidated its presence in the world through the acquisition of the textile branch of the company Lamberti S.p.A. for EMEA markets.

The current product range of Achitex Minerva consists of over 1.200 products for different textile applications, from spinning to finishing, from continuous to discontinuous printing and for non-textile industrial sectors such as the building sector ((protection and renewal of building materials), adhesives for paper cones, fiberglass and pigment dispersions intended for water-based paints, adhesive tapes, abrasive fibers, flexography and much more.

ACHITEX MINERVA S.P.A.
Via degli Artigiani, 6
26010 Vaiano Cremasco (CR)
ITALY
+39 0373 279711

Achitex Minerva France S.A.S.U. (France)

Sicolor was founded in 1951 as a small distribution company specializing in the wholesale of chemicals and dyes for the textile and paper industry. At the end of the sixties it became distributor of the products of the company Minerva S.p.A.

In 2005 Sicolor was integrated into the Italian Achitex Minerva Group which allowed it to diversify into other sectors. Today the company covers the textile, paper and construction sectors, with the aim of consolidating its presence on the markets and broadening its horizons towards new sectors.

In January 2018 the Sicolor name was changed to Achitex Minerva France S.A.S.U.

The head office is located in Rixheim and brings together laboratories (research and development, application) and commercial and administrative services, with a workforce of 10 people.

ACHITEX MINERVA FRANCE S.A.S.
6H rue Robert Schuman
68170 Rixheim
FRANCE
+33 389461062

Achitex Minerva Polska SP. Z O.O. (Poland)

The company PTH MIKRONET S.A. was born in 1988 in Bielsko-Biała, as an importer of computer hardware for the Polish market.

In 1990, due to the strong Polish textile tradition, he started dealing with chemical products for the textile industry and in 1999 he bought and restructured the headquarters in Łódź, now the company's registered office.

In July 2017 it became part of the Achitex Minerva Group and today distributes its chemical products for the textile industry.

In July 2018 it became Achitex Minerva Polska SP. ZOO.

ACHITEX MINERVA POLSKA SP. Z O.O.
93- 134 Łódź
ul. Płocka 3/5
POLAND
+48 426831974

Achitex Minerva Portugal, unipessoal, LDA
(Portugal)

Achitex Minerva Portugal, unipessoal, LDA was born from the acquisition of the company Rui Cardoso & C LDA by Minerva S.p.A. in 1998, under the name of Minercor LDA.

The company, manufacturer of textile dyes, becomes the exclusive representative in Portugal of Minerva S.p.A. until 2006, when it joined the Achitex Minerva Group and expanded its business, investing in the screen printing, footwear and automotive sectors.

Since 2014 Achitex Minerva Portugal, unipessoal, LDA

ACHITEX MINERVA PORTUGAL, UNIPESSOAL, LDA
R. Alexandre Magalhães 125
Z. Ind. Da Maia - Sector X
4475-251 Barca - Maia - PORTUGAL
+351 22 944 4400

Achitex Minerva S.L. (Spain)

Achitex Minerva S.L. was founded in 1982, with the name of Minerva Color S.L, for the manufacture, distribution and marketing of Minerva products on the markets of Spain and Latin America.

In 2006 it became part of the Achitex Minerva Group and expanded its presence in the market by investing in products for the detergent industry and for the water-based paint industry.

In October 2013 the name changed in Achitex Minerva S.L.

ACHITEX MINERVA S.L.
C/Jacinto Verdaguer 274
Apartado de corr.108
08620 Sant Vicenç Dels Horts
SPAIN
+34 936724927

Achitex Minerva Kimya LTD. STI.
(Turkey)

Achitex Minerva Kimya was born on 1 October 2011 from the acquisition by Achitex Minerva S.p.A. of the textile branch of Lamberti S.p.A. active in Turkey.

The acquisition involved the production and marketing of auxiliaries, pastes and pigments for printing, primary and secondary spinning oils, chemical products for gluing, auxiliaries for dyeing, pre-treatment and textile finishing.

The head office is located in Istanbul and brings together manufacturing, laboratories (research and development, application) and commercial and administrative services, with a workforce of around 30 people.

ACHITEX MINERVA KIMYA LTD. STI.
Osmangazi Mahallesi 3113 Sokak
No:4/1 Esenyurt
34522 Istanbul
TURKEY
+90 212 6894222

Achitex Minerva Colombia LTD (Colombia)

Achitex Minerva Colombia LTD in Bogotà was born on 1 July 2019, through the acquisition of the corporate assets of the already existing company Minerva Color Colombiana LTDA.

Through this acquisition, which also involved the production plants, the company plays a primary role in the territory as a manufacturer and supplier of printing products, pigments and textile auxiliaries, destined for the local and adjacent market.

Achitex Minerva Colombia LTD is another important step that allows the Group to reduce delivery times and provide quick responses to customer needs.

ACHITEX MINERVA COLOMBIA SAS
Calle 23 No. 116-31 Bodega 35
Parque Industrial Puerto Central
Bogotá - COLOMBIA
+571 390 63 52

Achitex Minerva Chemical (PTY) LTD
(South Africa)

Achitex Minerva Chemical was born on 1 October 2011 from the acquisition by Achitex Minerva S.p.A. of the textile branch of Lamberti S.p.A. active in South Africa.

The acquisition allowed the Achitex Minerva Group to further improve the service offered to its customers and its efficiency in all commercial and production phases.

ACHITEX MINERVA CHEMICAL (PTY) LTD
Admiralty Park, 95-97 Kyalami Drive
750 Killarney Gardens Western Cape
SOUTH AFRICA
+27 021 557 1210

Our values

Customer satisfaction

In a highly competitive market, the customer becomes a key development partner, by indicating the market’s needs. Its level of satisfaction is the daily incentive for facing new challenges.

Quality

A fundamental for Achitex Minerva, which confirms its importance through attention to details, rigorous analysis of the entire production process and constant research for a continual improvement.

Passion and curiosity

It’s passion from which the most innovative ideas are born, and through curiosity and flexibility that they are achieved. Accepting challenges and facing them with enthusiasm is the basis for Group's growth.

Sustainable development

The world of tomorrow is built with today's actions. The Group's sustainable policy is based on protecting the environment and free goods for future generation: everyone can pay a key role in common welfare.

THE HISTORY OF
ACHITEX MINERVA GROUP

The Group originated from the merger, in 2006, of two major, long-established textile companies, Minerva S.p.A. (1948) And Achitex S.r.l (1981), which combined their respective know-hows in a single organisation and completed their product offering.

An increasingly competitive market and the need to access export markets led the parent company to broaden its horizons.
A series of acquisitions enabled the company to grow indirectly and to become the well-structured, international Group of today.

It is present directly with its own Companies in 8 countries and 4 continents: Italy, France, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, South Africa and Colombia and thanks to a consolidated network of distributors and collaborators, Achitex Minerva is able to provide products and assistance technique all over the world.

1948
MINERVA S.P.A. FOUNDATION
Minerva S.p.A. is founded in Milan, engaged in the production and sells of chemical products for pigment textile printing, specifically water-based pigment dispersions.
1981
ACHITEX S.R.L. FOUNDATION
A.chi.tex S.r.l. is born, with legal and operational headquarters in Pianengo, engaged in the production and sells of chemical auxiliaries for the textile industry, for glass fiber and for paper cones.
1986
HEADQUARTERS
A.Chi.Tex S.r.l. builds a new factory and moves its headquarters to its current headquarters, located in Vaiano Cremasco in the province of Cremona, about 40km from the main cities of northern Italy.
1987
EXPANSION
The whole Achitex S.r.l. building is expanded and renovated, to accommodate new production plants and all the spaces destined for warehouses, laboratories and offices are enlarged.
2003
NOVACHEM S.P.A. ACQUISITION
A.chi.tex S.r.l. decides to expand its know-how through the acquisition of other companies. It finalises the acquisition of the auxiliaries and chemicals branch of Novachem S.p.A.
2005
SICOLOR SARL ACQUISITION
A.chi.Tex acquires the French company Sicolor S.a.r.l. specialized in the marketing of textile auxiliaries and pigments, as well as dyes for the paper industry. Since 2018 it is called Achitex Minerva France S.A.S.U.
2006
MINERVA ACQUISITION AND INTERNATIONALIZATION
A.chi.tex S.r.l. acquires Minerva S.p.A., with its subsidiaries in Spain (Minerva Color SL since 2013 Achitex Minerva S.L.), Portugal (Minercor Corantes Texteis de Portugal Lda, since 2014 Achitex Minerva Portugal, unipessoal, Lda) and South America (Colombia and Brazil). The Group is born.
2006
ALPHA COLOR DUE S.R.L. ACQUISITION
Acquisition of Alpha Color Due S.r.l. leader in the distribution of any type of dyes, from direct to reactive, to VAT, for the textile and paper industry.
2008
EXPANSION
The plant is further expanded to have a covered area of over 20.000 sqm. The new construction includes latest-generation plants, warehouses, offices and an area of 1.200 sqm for R&D and quality laboratories.
2010
ACHITEX MINERVA S.P.A.
On 1 January 2010, with the transfer of the Achitex operating branch to Minerva, the company name of Minerva S.p.A. changes in Achitex Minerva S.p.A., having its legal and operational headquarters in Vaiano Cremasco.
2011
ACQUISITION OF TEXTILE DIVISION OF LAMBERTI S.P.A.
Acquisition of the textile division of Lamberti for the EMEA markets. This enabled the incorporation of Achitex Minerva Kimya Ltd Sti in Turkey and Achitex Minerva Chemical (Pty) Ltd in South Africa.
2017
PTH MIKRONET S.A. ACQUISITION
The Group expands thanks to the acquisition of the Polish company PTH MIKRONET S.A. based in Łód´z, which has been selling textile industry products since 1990. It is now known as Achitex Minerva Polska SP. Z O.O.
2019
ACHITEX MINERVA COLOMBIA LTD
Achitex Minerva Colombia Ltd was born on 1 July 2019 through the acquisition of the corporate assets of the existing company Minerva Color Colombiana LTDA. The company plays the primary role of producer and supplier of printing products, pigments and textile auxiliaries, destined for the local and adjacent market.
2021...
RUN TO A GREEN FUTURE!
Achitex Minerva Group continues to invest resources and energy with the aim of growing its know-how, its international presence and its plants, with a far-sighted spirit and a more and more green approach! Stay tuned!