With the acquisition of its first plant in Antwerp in 1998 INEOS has grown into a leading global chemical company with 183 sites and 23,000 employees worldwide. INEOS produces the essential building blocks for a wide variety of high-quality products that are ubiquitous in our daily lives, such as medicines, disinfectant hand gel, sterile packaging, pipes for transporting potable water. Materials for solar panels and wind turbines, lightweight materials for the automotive industry which lower fuel consumption, insulation materials, inks and paints all rely on chemicals from INEOS. As does packaging materials that increase the safety and storage time of foodstuffs, and so on.
INEOS has nine separate production units, Research & Development facilities and three commercial offices in Belgium. Of these, seven separate production sites are located in and around Antwerp (Lillo (2), Doel, Geel, Zandvliet (2), Zwijndrecht). Project ONE will be the eighth production site in Antwerp and the 10th in Belgium.