The history of Bussetti

Bussetti’s eventful history and successful growth began in 1930, when “Gross, Bussetti & Co”, formerly part of the K&K Ölindustrie AG, was founded in the Viennese district of Hernals. During its first years, the company focused on developing auxiliaries for use in leather productionResearch, sales, administration, and production were all housed at the head office in the Rötzergasse.

In 1952, following World War II, the first production facilities were moved off the premises, and the new factory was built in Marchtrenk, in the Hausruck region. Step by step, the product portfolio grew. New industries were added. The first products for the pulp and paper industry were developed in the 1950s, with expansion into the biotechnology sector following in the 1960s. At the same time, the company’s activities took an increasingly international focus. Now the Bussetti sales team were active around the world, from Latin America to Asia, at trade fairs, exhibitions, and industry events. Strong customer relationships were, and remain, a key factor in the success of this Austrian chemicals company.

This growth was mirrored by ongoing expansion at the factory in Marchtrenk, with modernizations and upgrades ensuring it meet current demands and preparing it for the future. From the earliest days, Bussetti demanded the highest production standards. In 1992 it became one of the first Austrian chemical companies to be awarded ISO 9001 certification for introducing a quality management system. Production capacity grew steadily. The 15,000 tons barrier was broken for the first time in 2010.

Parallel zum Wachstum wurde das Werk in Marchtrenk laufend erweitert, modernisiert und ausgebaut, um den aktuellen Ansprüchen gerecht zu werden und für die Zukunft perfekt gerüstet zu sein. Bussetti hatte von Beginn an höchste Ansprüche an ihre Produktionsstandards und hat 1992 als eines der ersten österreichischen Chemieunternehmen die ISO-9001-Zertifizierung für die Einführung eines Qualitätsmanagementsystems erhalten. Step by step erfolgte die Erweiterung der Produktionskapazitäten. 2010 wurde erstmals die 15.000-Tonnen-Schallmauer durchbrochen.

Timeline

1930

The technical department of the “Kaiserliche und Königliche Ölindustrie AG” becomes “Gross, Bussetti und Co.”

1952

Opening of the new production location in Marchtrenk, Upper Austria

1975

Extension of the product portfolio of auxiliaries for the chemical and technical industries

1986

Modernization of the company’s own hydroelectric power plant

1990

Further expansion of production capacity in Marchtrenk/Bussetti is now active in 80 countries

1992

ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification – as one of the first chemical companies in Austria

1994

Modernization of the waste water treatment facilities to achieve a purity level of 98.6 %

2002

New tank storage facilities with 100 % sealed collecting basins

2005

Restoration of the historic production buildings, and opening of the new access road to the production site Marchtrenk

2010

Production capacity exceeds 15,000 tons

2012

New warehouse with space for 1,500 pallets and a modern fire water retention system

2017

Opening of the new waste water treatment facilities, with state-of-the-art evaporation technology and partial recirculation

2018

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Certification, the logical consequence of our sustainable operations

2019

Opening of the new production hall/production capacity reaches 20,000 tonnes

2020

Installation of a 270 kWp photovoltaic system on the roof of the productionhalls in Marchtrenk

Timeline

1930

The technical department of the “Kaiserliche und Königliche Ölindustrie AG” becomes “Gross, Bussetti und Co.”

1952

Opening of the new production location in Marchtrenk, Upper Austria

1975

Extension of the product portfolio of auxiliaries for the chemical and technical industries

1986

Modernization of the company’s own hydroelectric power plant

1990

Further expansion of production capacity in Marchtrenk/Bussetti is now active in 80 countries

1992

ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification – as one of the first chemical companies in Austria

1994

Modernization of the waste water treatment facilities to achieve a purity level of 98.6 %

2002

New tank storage facilities with 100 % sealed collecting basins

2005

Restoration of the historic production buildings, and opening of the new access road to the production site Marchtrenk

2010

Production capacity exceeds 15,000 tons

2012

New warehouse with space for 1,500 pallets and a modern fire water retention system

2017

Opening of the new waste water treatment facilities, with state-of-the-art evaporation technology and partial recirculation

2018

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Certification, the logical consequence of our sustainable operations

2019

Opening of the new production hall/production capacity reaches 20,000 tonnes

2020

Installation of a 270 kWp photovoltaic system on the roof of the productionhalls in Marchtrenk

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A-4614 Marchtrenk / Upper Austria
Walterstrasse 25
Tel: +43 7243 52291