As a leading global player in phosphorus applications, Prayon has a flexible and profitable structure that enables it to be a creative, reliable and sustainable partner.
Contribution of this pillar to the Sustainable Development Goals
Our key indicator
- Ratio of value added to sales.
Prayon is a major player in the market for phosphates used in the food and technical industries and in horticulture. It holds particularly strong positions in the processed meat, dairy, seafood and beverage sectors.
Prayon is one of the main suppliers to the industrial sector, where phosphates are used in applications such as metal treating agents, flame retardants, detergents, etc.
In the horticultural sector, Prayon is the leading supplier of soluble MAP and DAP in Europe.
Finally, thanks to its wide range of products that includes phosphates and fluorinated products, Prayon is a major supplier to the personal hygiene sector, supplying materials for the manufacture of toothpaste in particular.
Prayon, a reliable and globally recognized partner
Having made the strategic choice to produce close to its main customer base in relatively high-cost countries, the Prayon Group’s competitiveness is mainly centered on the high-end nature of its products and is fueled by a number of qualitative factors: the efficiency of its teams, processes, and technologies, the constant pursuit of innovation and quality, and collaboration with partners who share the same values.
These factors, maintained over the years with a view to continuous improvement, have enabled Prayon to become and remain a leader in its fields of activity while ensuring the growth and profitability of its operations.
From a societal point of view, this competitiveness allows Prayon to generate significant added value that is largely redistributed locally around its production sites, and particularly via the salaries of its 1,400 employees, part of which contributes to financing public services through social contributions and taxes.
Our achievements in 2022
2022 was a year of contrasts. It started off with strong demand, while purchases later slumped due to the impact of the energy crisis. Sales also dropped towards the end of the year because of aggressive pricing competition.
Nevertheless, Prayon has managed to maintain its competitiveness and profitability in a difficult environment, achieving profits of €135 million, which is essential for ensuring the long-term viability of its sites and covering rising costs (salary indexation, energy, etc.) and development projects.