The shape of 1995
things to come
January 1995. Martin Syz, head of Sandoz AG's chemicals division, is told: "We want to sell you." Syz is asked
to develop a business plan for an independent specialty chemicals company. This move is the beginning of Clariant, which will become independent with 8,700 employees
and annual sales of 2.3 billion Swiss francs. In addition to Martin Syz as CEO, Rolf W. Schweizer, as Chairman of the Board of Directors, is the key figure in this founding phase.