Our plant is located in the city of Monterrey, just a couple of hours away from Mexico’s border with the United States of America. The city is recognized as the country’s industrial heart and an important technological development center. The city’s location and its industrialization facilitates our logistics, having access to the primary ports in the country.
VIAKEM deriva su fuerza de más de 65 años de trabajo y dedicación invertidos en fabricar y comercializar productos químicos de la más alta calidad existente en el mercado. Clientes de VIAKEM en todo el mundo reconocen la empresa por su rica tradición de excelencia en la química fina y del color.
Activities begin in the state of Nuevo Leon in the lead oxide market.
We are constituted as Pigmentos y Óxidos, S.A., on the pursuit of transforming, trading and industrializing oxides and pigments.
We began with the production of agrochemicals.
We installed a railroad that would allow us easier shipment.
We installed a second and third plant for pigments and textile dyes, as well as certified colors for food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Colores Ceramicos Mexicanos was founded in partnership with the North American company O'Homel Corporation, producer of colors and ceramic frits.
The first research and development laboratory in the company was opened.
PYOSA becomes a partner of the American Aniline Corporation to incorporate products for the textile industry.
Colorants and solvents are developed for Pemex to give color to fats and oil.
We developed indigo blue which, for many years, was only manufactured by five companies worldwide.
The Facek Unit was created which was responsible for chemical products, intermediates and agrochemicals.
Esmacer, S.A. de C.V. was founded as a result of a joint venture between Colores Ceramicos Mexicanos and Gruppo Colorobbia, of Italian origin.
Ftalmex, S.A. Of C.V. was founded as a result of a joint venture between PYOSA and the Japanese company Toyo Ink Mfg., oriented towards the production of green and blue pigments derived from copper phthalocyanine.
PYOSA established the vision "PYOSA XXI century", focused on innovation and new growth opportunities.
VIAKEM is born and becomes its own company, specializing in the agrochemical industry.
VIAKEM is acquired by Advent International, a global private equity company, for the purpose of accelerating its growth.
Our Quality Policy is put into practice through our Total Quality Administration System (SACaT). This system establishes guidelines governing the operation of the company’s internal processes, which are oriented towards customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
The quality system that has been implemented in VIAKEM meets the requirements specified in the world’s most widely recognized standard: ISO-9001:2008 enabling VIAKEM to offer its customers a quality warranty supported by the International Standards Organization.
ISO-9001:2015 CERTIFICATION NUMBER MQA 4001348 GRANTED BY LLOYD´S REGISTER QUALITY ASSURANCE LIMITED
“VIAKEM, quality people doing world class chemistry.”
“Guarantee that the customer consistently perceives a greater value according to his own measurement indexes. Being a quality company, which implies quality in associates, administration, products, services, plant, equipment and economic results. It is mandatory for associates in VIAKEM to apply TQC in all of their personal and work activities”.
Occupational Health and Environmental Policy
“To conduct all operations in such a way as to guarantee safety and integrity for personnel, the community and our clients, as well as protecting the environment. In the framework of the TQC philosophy, health, safety and environmental protection are as important as production, quality, cost and morale. We consider that all injuries, occupational diseases and incidents impinging upon safety, health and the environment can and must be prevented”.