In Italy the chemical industry is concentrated in the North of the country, close to downstream European markets and local customer companies. Northern Italy accounts for about 74% of chemical employment. In the country there are some important chemical sites, also in the South and in Islands. These offer very interesting foreign investment opportunities thank to their logistic feature, availability of highly qualified workforce and investment support schemes. During the last years this sector has experienced an important crisis mainly caused by Asiatic competition.
IES S.r.l. is present in some important facilities producing fluorite, plastic, colorants, sulphur acid, lead, zinc.