Clariant Oil & Mining Services Breaks Ground on Global Headquarters in the Black Forest Technology Park

The Woodlands, TX – September 6, 2012 – Clariant is expanding its current presence in The Woodlands by claiming the two new buildings under construction in the Black Forest Technology Park.

The new Clariant Campus will contain offices for both the global business unit and North American operations, the global & regional Oil Services technical center, a regional Mining technical center and an employee training facility. The new space will allow Clariant to double its workforce in The Woodlands by 2015.

“We are very excited to expand our footprint in The Woodlands,” said Chris Oversby, Vice President & General Manager of Clariant Oil & Mining Services. “This area has increasingly become a major hub of activity for the oil & gas industry, and it is an ideal place to live and work. Our new campus will allow us to continue to grow our business as well as our organization allowing us to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

About Clariant

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed 22,149 employees on December 31, 2011. In the financial year 2011, Clariant recorded a turnover of around CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into eleven business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals. Clariant focuses on creating value by investing in future profitable and sustainable growth, which is based on four strategic pillars: Improving profitability, innovation as well as research and development, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and optimizing the portfolio through complementary acquisitions or divestments. For more information on Clariant, please visit