PMC Global makes locally and sells globally. The diversified international company produces memory chips, connectors, film, packaging, plastics, plastic-molding equipment, and specialty chemicals, among other things. It operates through a dozen specialized divisions such as Cosrich (children's bath, cosmetics, and toiletry products), PMC Specialties Group (specialty chemicals), and VCF Films (PVC and acrylic films). Its range of end products include biodegradable dinnerware, body wash products, bubble baths, first aid kits, foams, gummy vitamins, ice packs, lip balms, lotions, pharmaceutical ingredients, polymer films, shampoos, and soap crayons.
California-based unit PMC Leaders In Chemicals manages the group's current manufacturing companies, as well as companies being acquired in Europe. The unit works closely with sister company PMC, Inc., in administrative operations.
PMC Global's other manufacturing companies include Polyurethane Machinery Corp. (urethane production machinery); Direct Pack, Inc. (thermoformed products for custom packaging); KOMO Machine, Inc. (computer numerically controlled routers); and PMC Specialties Group, Inc. (chemical intermediates and specialty products).
While chemicals and related products dominate its portfolio of business offerings, PMC Global's products have some diversity as well. Through M. A. Gedney the company produces and markets high-quality branded and private label pickles, relish, condiment and preserve products under the Gedney,
labels. It also offers financial loans through PMC Financial Services Group, LLC.
PMC Global's offices in Sun Valley, California; Bloomfield, New Jersey; and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Shenzen, China support PMC Global's divisions and subsidiaries with legal, finance, accounting, tax, payroll, credit/collections, environmental, labor relations and insurance services. PMC Leaders In Chemicals, Inc. operates through some ten subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Spain, and the US.
The company's strategy is to grow by adding facilities through start-ups, organic growth, and acquisitions in the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
In 2013 its Plastics Color unit increased its production capacity by adding a two new twin-screw extruders at its plant in Asheboro, North Carolina. The new 40-millimeter lines give the plant more flexibility, faster changeover times, tighter tolerances and reduced lead times, allowing it to produce lots ranging from 50 pounds to 2,000 pounds.
Mergers and Acquisitions
In 2012 the company's PMC Group N.A., Inc. acquired Arkema's global organotin and organophosphine-based polymer stabilizers, catalysts, and fine chemicals businesses in the Americas and Europe. Acquired product lines included organotin and organophosphine-based polymer stabilizers, catalysts, and fine chemicals, including the Thermolite®, Fascat®, Stavinor® and ECHO® brands. The deal also included plants in Carrollton, Kentucky, and some property assets in Mobile, Alabama.
CEO Philip Kamins owns PMC Global.
Kamins founded PMC (Plastic Management Corporation) in 1971 as an outgrowth of a small plastics scrap yard he founded in 1964. In 2008 it bought
's oleochemicals unit.