The Ballestra Group is the world leader in developing, engineering and supplying technologies, processing plants and proprietary equipment for the following business areas:

Chemicals for Life

  • Detergents, Surfactants & Soap
  • Chemical and Fertilizers

The Ballestra Group resulted from the merger of best-in-class companies in their field. The Group activities revolve around three brands:

  • Ballestra, the world leader in process plants for detergents and surfactants since its establishment in 1960. Driven by continuous innovation, today Ballestra offers state-of-the-art solutions for anionic surfactants production, thanks to the patented SULPHONEXT Falling Film Sulphonation, and the Enhanced Loop Reactor for Alkoxylation. Ballestra is also a world leader in sulphuric acid, ad phosphoric acid, and all fertilizers downstream phosphoric acid, sulphuric acid, potassium, nitric acid, ammonia and urea.
  • Mazzoni, the world leader in soap & glycerin processing plants and soap finishing lines, with more than 2.500 units installed all over the world. Mazzoni was founded in 1947 and merged into Ballestra in 2017.
  • Buss ChemTech, a world leader in technologies and process plants for gas-liquid reactions using the patented BUSS LOOP® reactor Buss is a reputable supplier of technologies and plants for hydrogen fluoride and derivatives. Buss ChemTech AG joined the Ballestra group in 2021

The Ballestra Group is structured as follows:

  • Ballestra S.P.A., based in Milano and Busto Arsizio, Italy, operates the two business units for Detergents, Surfactant, and Soap, and Chemicals.
  • Buss ChemTech AG, a wholly owned subsidiary based in Pratteln, Switzerland, is a Ballestra is the one stop solution for Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers as it gathers under a single roof the cutting edge technologies for Sulphuric Acid (MECS Elessent), Phosphoric Acid (Prayon), Ammonium Nitrate,  Sulphate and Nitrosulphate, Single and triple Superphosphates, Mono and Di Ammonium Phosphate, Potassium Sulphate and all the variations of NPK fertilizers.
  • Ballestra Engineering and Projects Limited (BEPL), a wholly owned subsidiary based in Bangalore, India, complements Ballestra’s  detail engineering, procurement and site technical assistance worldwide and acts as sales and execution center for nearby markets.