Imerys is the world leader in adding value to minerals and active in 47 countries with more than 260 locations. Imerys mines minerals from reserves with rare qualities and processes them using complex techniques to develop solutions that improve its customers’ product performance and manufacturing efficiency. The Group’s products have a great many applications in everyday life, including construction, personal care, paper, paint, plastic, ceramics, telecommunications and beverage filtration. Imerys is organized into four business groups, each of which has front-rank positions: Minerals for Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives & Fused Minerals (CRAF), Performance & Filtration Minerals (PFM), Pigments for Paper (Paper), and Materials & Monolithics (M&M). In Asia, there are about 50 sites with 3,500 direct employees in 12 countries.