NCP Company History

The Business was established on the Chloorkop site by the South African Government in 1942. During the 1950’s it was privatised and in 1967 the then Klipfontein Organic Products (KOP) became a founding member of the Sentrachem Group. KOP was merged with NCP in 1983. In 1997 Sentrachem was acquired by the Dow Chemical Company. The Chloorkop and Walvis Bay operations were bought out by a consortium in 2002 which led to the formation of Chlor-Alkali Holdings (CAH). NCP Chlorchem operated as a division of CAH.

In late 2016, NCP Chlorchem became part of the SynChem Group, whom in the latter part of 2018 rebranded themselves to BUD Chemicals and Minerals. By bringing together strengths in a number of focused group companies, BUD Chemicals and Minerals has established itself as a major operator in the manufacturing, importing, stocking and distribution of chemical products and raw materials. The Bud Group of Companies is a leader in the chemical and minerals industry in Africa, with operations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The Group also maintains a strong international presence in key markets such as Europe, Australasia, Brazil, China and the United States.

Bud Chemicals and Minerals forms a part of the broader BUD Group of Companies which operates across diverse sectors, created by industry operations and like-minded entreprenuers. BUD builds diversified growth businesses across its chosen platforms: Chemicals and Minerals, Industrial Services, Building Materials, Financial Services and Industrial Supplies.

NCP Chlorchem is a manufacturer and seller of base chemicals and is South Africa’s second largest manufacturer of chlor alkali related products. The company primarily targets markets in the water treatment (potable and effluent), mining, local FMCG, plastics, pulp and paper, general trade and the chemical industries. Major raw materials used in its processes are salt (from Walvis Bay Salt Refiners and Botash) and electricity.