Society of Chemical Industry in Basel 1884 - 1945

Manufacturer of dyestuffs, Pharmaceutical preparer
born in:
Basel, Basel-Stadt canton, Switzerland

1859 - Alexander Clavel, a silk dyer, began manufacturing fuchsine, a synthetic dye

1873 - Clavel sold his business to Bindschedler & Busch (partnership)

1884 - the company became Gesellschaft für Chemische Industrie Basel (“Society of Chemical Industry in Basel”) a limited-liability company.

1945 - name changed to Ciba AG

- Ciba-Geigy originated in the merger of two smaller Swiss firms, Ciba AG and J.R. Geigy SA