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Axens Group provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as treatment and conversion options for natural gas.

The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services.

From feasibility studies to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit life cycle, Axens Group is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain to provide integrated offer and sustainable future.

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Over 3,000 industrial units under license

70,000

Over 70,000 tons of catalysts and adsorbents each year

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Over 2,000 employees around the world

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Our vision, mission, ambition 

In a fast-changing world shaped by increasing environmental awareness and connectivity, the energy and chemical industries must invent prospective solutions to contribute to a better quality of life and a preserved planet.

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Our Vision

In a fast-changing world shaped by increasing environmental awareness and connectivity, the energy and chemical industries must invent prospective solutions to contribute to a better quality of life and a preserved planet.

Mission

Our Mission

To provide our clients with inventive and sustainable solutions for cleaner mobility, chemical intermediate production, natural gas and effluent treatment, and support their environmental and energy transition challenges.

Ambition

Our Ambition

To be the preferred partner through multi-specialist integrated offers, inventing and delivering ever more advanced and efficient solutions for a better world.

Our Values

Our values are the foundation for our achievements. They inspire our management policy and guide us in our everyday activities as individuals, as a team and as a Group.
 

  • We are Inventive

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    Our clients deserve inventiveness. We endeavor to create synergy between people and between businesses, and we believe in our collective ability to seek out innovative solutions for future challenges.

  • We Pursue Excellence

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    Everywhere we are, in everything we do, we aim for excellence. We strive to consistently deliver high quality solutions with professionalism and dedication in order to succeed with our clients. Enthusiasm and agility power this approach.

  • We are Responsible

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    We act responsibly, as individuals and as a company, and we are committed to reduce our environmental impact. Everyone's health and safety is always a priority. In an highly competitive world, our code of ethics guides our business.

  • We are Diverse

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    We rely on the richness of thought and opportunities that spring from diversity in all its dimensions. We actively promote equal opportunities in the workplace, and encourage trust and openness.

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Our Business and Solutions

Axens offers a complete range of solutions marketed under the brands: Axens Solutions, Heurtey Petrochem Solutions and Axens Horizon.

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Leadership Team

Jean Sentenac
CEO & Chairman of the Board
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CEO & Chairman of the Board

Pierre Beccat
Executive Vice President TDI, M&A, Marketing & External Communication
Pierre Beccat

Executive Vice President TDI, M&A, Marketing & External Communication

Olivier Blatter
Executive Vice President Finance, IT & Purchasing
Olivier BLATTER

Executive Vice President Finance, IT & Purchasing

Stéphanie Parisse-Faux
Executive Vice President Human Resources & In-House Communication
Stéphanie Parisse-Faux

Executive Vice President Human Resources & In-House Communication 

Jean-Luc Nocca
Executive Vice President Catalysts & Adsorbents GBU
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Executive Vice President Catalysts & Adsorbents GBU 

Patrick Sarrazin
Executive Vice President Process Licensing GBU
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Executive Vice President Process Licensing GBU

Thomas Grimaud
Executive Vice President Engineering & Solutions GBU
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Executive Vice President Engineering & Solutions GBU

Christian Vaute
Executive Vice President CEO Axens Americas
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Executive Vice President CEO Axens Americas

Governance

  • Global Business Units

    Our Group is organized in 3 Global Business Units so that we can provide multi-specialist and integrated offers:  

    • Catalysts & Adsorbents: in charge of Industrial Development (Salindres), Technical Proposals, Sales, Manufacturing, Catalyst Management, Technical Services, Performance follow-up 
    • Process Licensing: in charge of Equipment & Technology Licensing, Technical Proposals, Sales, Process Design, Modular Units (except execution),  Technical Services, Performance follow-up 
    • Engineering & Solutions: in charge of Furnaces Technical Proposals and Sales, Studies / Revamps / Spare Parts, Modular Units and Furnaces Project Execution, Manufacturing, Consulting services, Software Services (incl. Digitalization) 
  • Regional Operating Centers

    There are 12 Regional Operating Centers (ROCs) that operate and develop our business at the local level.

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  • Global Business Partners

    And there are 8 Global Business Partners (GBPs) providing support, expertise and consulting to the BUs to conduct business efficiently:

    • TDI, M&A, Marketing & External Communication
    • Quality & Performance
    • Finance
    • HR & In-house Communication
    • Purchasing
    • Heath, Saftery, Environment & Energy
    • IT
    • Legal 

Our Policies

Earning and maintaining the trust of our clients, shareholders, employees, suppliers and partners is a daily priority for Axens.
Jean Sentenac
Axens CEO & Chairman of the Board

In order to build trust, Axens is fully committed to ensure for all our interested parties:

  • Safe & secure operations & working conditions
  • Highly performing & eco efficient technologies, equipments, products & services
  • Protection of the environment and pollution prevention
  • Compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Promotion of a culture of transparency, ethics and continuous improvement, with an emphasis on sustainable development

Our policies reflect our strong commitment and helps us strive for excellence, through our daily activities reflected by our certified management system (Quality ISO 9001 :2015, Safety, ISO 45001 : 2018 and Environment : ISO14001 :2015)

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