Company profile


Tata Chemicals Europe is one of Europe's leading producers of sodium carbonate, salt and sodium bicarbonate and other products.

The high-quality soda ash produced by TCEL is used in the manufacture of glass, detergents and chemicals and in several other industry applications. The company also manufactures high quality sodium bicarbonate for use in haemodialysis treatment and in the pharmaceutical and baking industries. In addition it produces Alkakarb® for the animal feed industry and Briskarb® which is used for the treatment of acidic flue gases.

Established in 1874, the former Brunner Mond company was acquired by Tata Chemicals (TCL) in 2005. TCL is part of the global Tata group, one of the world's leading chemicals companies, with a widespread portfolio of household, industrial chemicals and agricultural products. TCL has operations in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.


TCEL is headquartered in Northwich, UK, and has manufacturing operations within Cheshire where it produces soda ash, salt, sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride and Crex®.

TCEL expanded its product portfolio in 2011 by acquiring British Salt which is the UK's leading manufacturer of pure dried vacuum salt products.

The company's activities integrate the principles of corporate sustainability.

All the products manufactured and supplied by the company comply with the ISO 9001:2008 quality registration standards.

The health, safety and well being of employees is in the forefront of TCEL's business activity. The company is a major sponsor of the Lion Salt Works Trust, a local heritage project and of the Weaver Valley Initiative, part of the Mersey Basin Campaign.