Raf Van Gorp founded Ravago in 1961 when he had the opportunity to buy the premises of a dynamite company in Arendonk, Belgium. This enabled him to work out the luminous idea he had: recycling production waste from the plastics producing petrochemical companies.
Ravago grew into a comprehensive service provider to the petrochemical industry, constantly pushing the boundaries of plastics applications and bringing the (re)use of plastics to a next level, with sustainability continuously on our mind. Over the years, the ambition of global expansion and market leadership in polymer and chemical distribution, recycling and compounding, and building materials, became a reality.
What Ravago represents in the market
Today, the Ravago group represents over 5,600,000 metric tons of annual polymer sales serving more than 49,000 active customers through 285 locations across more than 55 countries worldwide. Ravago’s production competence consists of 45 manufacturing facilities of which 23 recycling and compounding plants in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa with a combined annual capacity of over 1,000,000 metric tons; 19 production plants in Europe that are offering finished product solutions for the building sector and 7 plants and 6 application laboratories for our Chemicals business. This all would not have been possible without the help of its 7,000 employees.
”We are users of THE tool that is allowing us to minimize the time of data collection and maximize the details for the optimization of our developments; with this we are only taking a first step towards a future where the use of digital technology is not only corporate whim, but rather a basic requirement to maintain our competitiveness and continue the efficiency of our processes. Nowadays, the details make the difference, therefore such precise accuracy is mandatory. Detailed Data!Albert DonadoRavago