At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. We have offices in more than 70 countries and 46 different technology platforms – ranging from adhesives and abrasives, to ceramics and nanotechnology. Our inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. From reflective films for road markings and transdermal patches to adhesive technology for Post-it® notes and the construction and automotive industries.
We strive to make a positive impact on the world by actively contributing to sustainable development. While we relentlessly pursue customer satisfaction and commercial success, we do it within an uncompromising framework of environmental, social and economic values. In short, we are committed to improving our business, our planet and every life.
The company has been active in Belgium for more than 50 years, with 700 employees in two sites in Diegem and Zwijndrecht. They have a combined turnover of 280 million euros. The location Zwijndrecht is the only chemical plant of 3M in Europe and therefore plays a strategic role, both in production and in R&D. The plant produces semi-finished products for other 3M locations, eg adhesives for Post-it® Notes and tapes, high-quality rubbers for the automotive and chemical industries, and cooling agents for the electronics industry.