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.