CIBA Laboratories Limited 1954 - 1971

British; Swiss
Horsham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom

Based at Horsham, West Sussex; UK subsidary of CIBA.

Alexander Clavel (1805─1873) took up the production of fuchsine in his silk dyeing works in Basel.

1864 - new site for the production of synthetic dyes is constructed.

1873 - Clavel sells his dye factory to the new company Bindschedler & Busch.

1884 - Bindschedler & Busch is transformed into a joint-stock company with the name “Gesellschaft für Chemische Industrie Basel” (Company for Chemical Industry Basel).

1945 - The abbreviation “CIBA” is widespread and it is adopted as the company’s name

1971 - Ciba-Geigy Ltd. is founded following the merger of Ciba and Geigy to form Ciba-Geigy AG,

1996 - Sandoz AG and Ciba -Geigy integrate to form Novartis.

2007 - The company announces the intention to adopt the name Ciba Inc.