Cathay Group

Cathay Industries is a global supplier, with manufacturing facilities and divisional offices on five continents, and a strong presence in Australia and New Zealand. After starting life as a dedicated manufacturer of synthetic iron oxides, Cathay Industries pursued assertive diversification in order to become one of the few truly worldwide manufacturers and suppliers of complete colouring, additive and ingredient solutions. Today we’re proud to lead the field in a number of vital areas.

  • Our state of the art Iron Oxide manufacturing, coupled with partnerships in high quality synthetic and natural colours  for use in any industry, puts us at the forefront of the total colour industry.
  • We manufacture the world’s highest purity iron oxides, highly sought after for use in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries on account of their exceptional composition.
  • Cathay Industry’s principals and trading partners give us the means to be a complete raw materials supplier in any industry, bringing the benefits of economy of scale to our customers.
  • The diversity of our operations also encompasses contract mixing and blending, packaging and logistics services. This capability differentiates Cathay from other chemical and raw ingredient suppliers while adding value at every step and helping us deliver cost-effective, fully customised supply solutions.

Cathay Industries Facilities

Cathay Industries is supplying manufacturers and fuelling businesses all around the world, and each major location has its own dedicated management. We have distinct organisations in the United States, Australasia, Asia, Europe and Africa, with a particularly strong manufacturing presence in China and across South-East Asia, coupled with strong distributors covering all regions of the globe. This lets us deliver better customer service and more finely honed solutions in every location, built on a clear understanding of your industry needs.

Our better known facilities include:

  • Two state-of-the-art Iron Oxide pigment plants in Tongling (Anhui) and Yixing that are among the world’s most well-appointed, efficient and environmentally compliant plants.
  • The well-known Valparaiso, Indiana, high purity iron oxide manufacturing facility in the USA, renowned for producing the very highest purity iron oxides.
  • A dedicated, state of the art spray dried granule plant in Tongling, China, to meet the growing requirements of the global market
  • Finishing and blending plants throughout China, including our versatile Shekou (Shenzhen Province) plant to meet the needs of all industries.

Our expansive facilities, broad range and global reach, coupled with our divisional offices and close attention on the local and national levels, means we are able to deliver the best range of iron oxide pigments, ingredients and raw materials without losing sight of the flexibility, cost-effectiveness and focus on customer needs that has made Cathay Industries a world leader.

No matter the industry, Cathay is well equipped to be your main chemicals, materials and raw ingredient supplier.