Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites Europe B.V., or “ACE” as our colleagues call it, is founded in 2018. Our name is a combination of the different organizations that are our shareholders. We have ‘Mitsui’, which reflects Mitsui Chemicals Inc. and also Mitsui & Co, the trading company that is located in Japan. ‘Prime’ is the abbreviation for Prime Polymer, the third shareholder of ACE. All three companies have their headquarters in Japan.
We are the first European plant under the flag of the Mitsui Chemicals Group to produce PP compound. The Mitsui Chemicals Group has a history that goes back much further than our date of birth. In 1912 a company was started in Kyushu (Japan) that focused on the coal industry. From that origin, the company has grown to become a large-scale multinational that currently employs around 17,000 people.
Located on the Chemelot site, we have 2 locations from which we actively serve the European market. Our headquarters on the Polymeerstraat is our production location. In addition, we have an office from where R&D and Sales work. They are on the campus of Brightlands, the R&D hotspot of the region!