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Founded in 1942, CHRYSO is the French leader for admixtures for construction materials.
We provide our customers – cement manufacturers, ready-mix concrete industrials, precast manufacturers, applicators or construction companies – with our expertise in chemistry, formulation and our knowledge of construction materials.

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Created in 1942
3 applications laboratories: concrete, aesthetics concrete and cement
3 production facilities: Sermaises, Malestroit and Saint Soupplets

Our profile, our mission

  • Expertise: chemicals for construction materials
  • Position: leader in France
  • Solutions: admixtures and decorative solutions for concrete, additives for cement and Belitex® screed
  • Distribution channels: products distributed on the French market are designed and manufactured in France
  • Export: CHRYSO France is also well positioned on its export markets
  • French Group: independent with a majority British shareholder (Cinven)
  • Markets and customers:
    • Concrete: ready-mix concrete plants, precast plants, applicators (screed and decorative concrete)
    • Cement: cement manufacturers
    • Industrial applications
    • BELITEX® Screed

An innovative company

  • 15% of our staff work in R&D
  • 35% of our turnover is generated with products less than 5 years old
  • 3% of our turnover is invested each year in R&D 

Innovation is in our DNA

CHRYSO has long been investing in a strategy aimed at developing new solutions to keep our customers satisfied by continually improving the fulfillment of their economical and technical needs. Our company provides a wide range of products in constant evolution, which offers optimised solutions to our customers’ daily issues.
Every year, we finalize and launch about twenty new products on our French / Western Europe market areas. We apply these dynamics of innovation and development to all our market segments.

Our latest innovations for the construction industry

  • FILL-FREE® technology which reduces the thixotropy of concrete, embedded in our CHRYSO®Premia 500 or 525
  • LSS technology embedded in CHRYSO®Optima 354 that enables to limit the influence of soluble sulfates level of cement on admixturing
  • Decorative engraved concrete process for precast concrete, intended for facades and ground surfaces

At the very core of our customers’ needs

We endeavor to understand our customers’ issues in order to provide them with the suitable responses. Our sustainable solutions comprise a wide range of products and services supported by our expert and certified teams. The cornerstones of our offer are Quality, Reactivity and Service Mindedness.

A responsible company

Our priority is to act as a responsible company. We openly report to our stakeholders. Our whole organization is employees and customers oriented: their satisfaction is very important to us, as well as respecting direct and indirect stakeholders.

CHRYSO France has got a triple certification: ISO 9001 since 1994, OHSAS 18001 since 2006, and ISO 14001 since 2014. Our company societal responsibility integrates all these elements. These certifications allow us to guarantee our practices and their constant evolution in our internal process. This is why our company is being regularly evaluated by the AFAQ 26000 standard for its Sustainable Development approach. Moreover, CHRYSO is committed to controlling and reducing its impacts, and more specifically on managing energy. We are ISO 50001 certified since 2016.