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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.