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Victrex plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells polymers worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Industrial and Medical. It develops PEEK and PAEK polymer solutions, and semi-finished and finished parts. The company also offers specialist solutions for medical device manufacturers; sells thermoplastic polymer components; and engages in trading activities. It serves automotive, aerospace, energy and industrial, manufacturing and engineering, electronics, and medical markets. Victrex plc was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Thornton-Cleveleys, the United Kingdom.


The company was established in 1993 by way of a management buyout of the PEEK polymer business of Imperial Chemical Industries plc. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1995. Based in Cleveleys near Blackpool in Lancashire Victrex has historically invested heavily to increase its capacity, most recently investing £90 million to increase production capacity by around 70%. By 2015 the production capacity of its polymer will be over 7,000 MT per annum .

To develop advanced polymer solutions that make a difference

To be the world leader in delivering innovative polymer solutions that make a difference.

Key Team

Mr. Jeff Versterre (Chief Operating Officer)

Mr. Andrew Hanson (Director of Investor Relations & Corp. Communications)

Ms. Jane Brisley (Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.)

Ms. Jilly Atherton (Group Human Resource Director)

Recognition and Awards
Victrex has been recognised globally for its innovations in the development and production of PEEK, Polymer, and Bio-based materials. Most recently, Victrex was named one of the 20 companies globally for innovation by Thomson Reuters, one of the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index of Companies, and one of the Top 100 Most Innovative Companies.

Leadership team

Mr. Jakob O. Sigurdsson BA, MBA (CEO & Exec. Director)

Dr. Martin L. Court BSc (Eng), Ph.D. (Chief Commercial Officer & Exec. Director)

Mr. Ian Melling F.C.A. (CFO & Exec. Director)

Products/ Services
Number of Employees
500 - 1000
Thornton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Net Income
100M - 500M
100M - 500M
Traded as
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