Mossi Ghisolfi


Mossi Ghisolfi Group
Founded 1953
Founder Vittorio Ghisolfi
Headquarters Tortona, Italy

Company Profile

The Mossi Ghisolfi Group is a globally acting company in the sectors of PET, engineering and renewable chemical products derived from non-food biomass. Its headquarters are in Tortona, Italy.

The group operates in the USA, Latin America, Asia and Europe. In 2014, the group posted a turnover of $2.4 billion, and it currently has 1,700 employees. M & Gconceive, design and execute the entire production cycle of a chemical substance, encompassing research and development, engineering, plant design and large-scale industrial manufacturing.

Products / Technology

  • PET production plants
  • Engineering
  • Research & Development
  • Bio-polyester, Proesa® technology
  • Polyester fibre
  • development and engineering of bio-chemical technologies and processes
  • advanced biofuels and biochemical compounds


  • 1953 - founded by Vittorio Ghisolfi in Tortona, Italy
  • 1985
    • Construction of one of the largest PET production plants in Anagni
    • Constitution of a joint venture with Shell for the production of PET
    • Constitution of a joint venture with Marubeni for the production of PET and preforms for PepsiCo in Europe
  • 2000 - Acquisition of Shell's global PET business, with plants in Italy, Mexico and the United States
  • 2002 - Acquisition of the Rhodia PET operations in Brazil
  • 2003 - Construction of a PET production plant in Altamira (Mexico)
  • 2004 - Acquisition of Chemtex from Mitsubishi Corporation
  • 2006 - Start of research and development in the Chemtex laboratories, which will lead to the creation of Proesa®
  • 2007 - Construction of industrial plant for the production of PET in Suape (Brazil)
  • 2009 - Construction of a pilot plant in Rivalta Scrivia (Alessandria) where Proesa® technology is developed
  • 2011
    • Constitution of Beta Renewables, in partnership with TPG (Texas Pacific Group)
    • tart of construction of the plant in Crescentino
  • 2012
    • Novozymes enters the shareholding group of Beta Renewables
    • Purchase of the site in Corpus Christi, USA
    • Signing of new contracts for the construction of plants in Brazil and the USA, which will use Proesa® technology
  • 2013
    • Start of industrial production at the plant in Crescentino (Vercelli), the first in the world based on Proesa® technology
    • Start of construction of the plant in Corpus Christi (Texas), which is today the world's largest facility for the manufacture of PET and PTA


Market Surveys

PET bottle resins

External links

M & G Website