Crossing the boundaries of possibility.
Cutting-edge technology and service excellence.

Chemicals simplified.

You may not know the SynChem name, but our products are all around you every day. From your morning cup of coffee and beauty routine to the salt sprinkled on a perfectly grilled steak and that glass of wine with dinner, we make life just that little bit better.

We are in that perfect shade of paint on your living room wall and the treatment solutions that bring clean water to communities. As suppliers of essential raw materials to industry, we are in the building blocks of Africa’s growth and are working hard to bring prosperity to our people.

The SynChem Group of Companies provides speciality chemicals for a broad range of sectors spanning food and beverages, industrial, pharmaceutical, mining, agriculture and so much more.

Group companies.

The SynChem Group of Companies is a leader in the chemical holdings industry in sub-Saharan Africa, with a strong international presence in Europe, Australasia, Brazil, China and Iran.

By bringing together the diverse strengths in a variety of group companies, SynChem has established itself as a major player in the manufacturing, importing, stocking and distribution of chemical products and raw materials.

The Group trades in more than 20 African countries and provides employment for nearly 3 000 people, while making a meaningful difference in the lives of countless others.

Our divisions.

The SynChem Group comprises four overarching divisions, namely mining, beneficiation, industrial, and speciality chemicals. All leaders in their own right, the member companies bring their unique expertise to the table, while sharing a single-minded devotion to cutting-edge technology and service excellence.

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Industries supplied.

SynChem supplies 59 services across sub-Saharan Africa, providing 266 top-level products and generating employment for nearly 3,000 people of varying skills levels. The SynChem Group encompasses the following leading companies: Idwala Industrial Holdings, Ferro South Africa and CJP Chemicals. By bringing them together, SynChem has established the Group as a leader in importing, stocking and the supply and distribution of products and raw materials.

  • Mining
  • Chemical
  • Agricultural
  • Paper
  • Plastics
  • Paint
  • Marine and Leisure
  • Construction
  • Decorative, Industrial, Automotive and Marine Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Textiles   
  • Detergents
  • Water treatment
  • Automotive and Appliance
  • Bakery and confectionery
  • Culinary and seasonings
  • Snacks and cereals
  • Fats and Oils
  • Beverages and Dairy
  • Personal Care
  • Lubricants & energy
  • Metallurgical
  • Glass