Today, the 2017 results for the Imerys Group have been commented on by Gilles Michel, our CEO, to the financial community. During this communication, he announced the creation of a new division resulting from the combination of the Refractory Minerals and Kerneos divisions: Imerys Aluminates!
In turn, I am pleased to announce the birth of our division, «Imerys Aluminates», one of the Group’s twelve divisions. Imerys Aluminates!
Firstly, it is under this name that the smart alignment I have been talking about over the past months will be achieved;
Secondly, under this name that we will, together, combine the skills of over 2,350 professionals;
Thirdly, under this name we will together strengthen our expertise, to better serve our customers and support our growth through geographic development and innovation.
Imerys Aluminates: It’s not only our name, it’s also a unified management frame that will drive and direct the legal entities forming Refractory Minerals and Kerneos, without changes to your employment conditions or contracts. Each
company therefore retains its legal autonomy, as is the usual case within Imerys Group divisions. A deployment plan for this new name is currently being prepared. It will be soon communicated to properly structure this change of identity and its impact on our various internal and external communications.
To conclude this short message, I wish to express once again my enthusiasm and my conviction that this combination of Imerys Refractory Minerals and Kerneos is a great opportunity for all of us and for our customers: we are complementary and together we will be even better !