Sinochem and ChemChina merger approved

Sinochem and ChemChina are approved to jointly restructure by the State Council, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission's website showed on Wednesday.

After the merger of the two world's top 500 firms, a behemoth company will take form with 200, 000 employees and a property valued at over 1 trillion yuan ($152.56 billion).

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Sinochem and ChemChina will have 200, 000 employees and
property valued at over $152.56 billion after the merger. [Photo/IC]

As per the data for 2019 from Wind, ChemChina registered 843.96 billion yuan total assets and 454.35 billion yuan operation revenue.

Sinochem posted an annual operation revenue of 591.1 billion yuan with total assets of 489.7 billion yuan by the end of 2018, according to its website.

Sinochem Group is a major operator in oil and chemical industry, providing agricultural inputs (seeds, agrochemicals and fertilizers) and modern agricultural services, and exerting strong influence in city operation and non-banking financial service sector. It is among the earliest Chinese enterprises on the Fortune Global 500 list and has 30 appearances in total, ranking 109th in 2020, according to the group's website.

ChemChina is a State-owned enterprise established on the basis of companies affiliated to the former Ministry of the Chemical Industry of China. It ranks 164th on the "Fortune Global 500" list and is the largest chemical enterprise in China. It has 148,000 employees, 87,000 of whom work overseas. ChemChina operates in six business sectors covering new chemical materials and specialty chemicals, agrochemicals, oil processing and refined products, tire and rubber products, chemical equipment, and R&D design. It has production and R&D bases in 150 countries and regions worldwide, and boasts a full-fledged marketing network, it website shows.(By Sun Chi)


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