Vertellus Historical Highlights

Drawing upon more than 150 years of innovation and experience, Vertellus’ specialty chemicals enhance customer value.

1857 Established castor oil business in New Jersey
1896 Commenced creosoting business in Indiana
1943 Pioneered synthetic pyridines
1969 Established presence in Europe
1974 Constructed first European manufacturing facility
1992 Established presence in Asia
2001 Launched pyridines production in China
2006 Established Vertellus by the merger of Rutherford and Reilly, with global sales and operations in the US, Europe and China
2007 Wind Point Partners invested in Vertellus
2011 Acquired manufacturing facility in India
2012 Constructed additional facility in China
2013 Acquired second pyridine production facility in China
2014 Acquired Pentagon Chemicals Company in the United Kingdom
2015 Acquired Sodium Borohydride business from Dow Chemical Company

Today, Vertellus continues to be a leading provider of specialty chemicals for the agriculture, nutrition, fine chemicals, pharmaceutical and medical, personal care, plastics, coatings, and industrial markets, with more than $750 million in revenue, more than 1,000 employees in 17 locations and produce 750+ products.