Our History - Acetyls in Europe

Today the Saltend site is a symbol of technological modernity. Yet until the early years of the twentieth century, the site was a windswept saltmarsh, illuminated only by its twin lighthouses

The first significant development took place in 1914 when a wooden jetty was built. This led to the arrival of the first tenants and, years later, the start of a new enterprise - a distillery which produced industrial alcohol from molasses.