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Matteo Centonze, CEO of ECSA

Soaring employee satisfaction secures ECSA Group’s success

  • One of Switzerland’s top 500 companies, ECSA Group is active in the fragrance, flavour, cosmetics, detergent, pharmaceutical, nutrition and chemical industries
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What started with founder Emanuele Centonze Snr selling aroma chemicals in a pharmacy in Chiasso, Switzerland, has grown over the past century into several successful international trading and distribution businesses that span across Europe.

ECSA Group, which includes ECSA Chemicals, is one of the largest Swiss family-owned chemical and raw material distributors. It is active in industries such as flavours and fragrances, cosmetics and detergents, pharmaceuticals and nutrition, along with industrial chemicals.

ECSA Group is assessed as one of Switzerland’s top 500 companies.

“Our success comes from investing and believing in our people,” says Matteo Centonze, CEO and fourth-generation entrepreneur. “Nearly 80 per cent of the 320 employees are happy to work at ECSA. This is the great result that officially certified ECSA Group as a Great Place to Work company.


“That’s why I always say that without our employees, we are nothing. If your employees are happy, your customers and suppliers will follow.”

ECSA Chemicals’ sourcing activities started in Asia since the great Chinese economic reform. Emanuele Centonze Jnr, former CEO of the group, developed various strategic overseas partnerships that have successfully lasted since the 80s. As stated on the group’s website, ecsa-chemicals.ch, all industrial segments of ECSA Chemicals are managed by teams of specialists and experts that ensure business continuity and reliability for all involved parties. “We are interested in forming trustworthy, long-term relationships with partners to establish a business continuity that will last for generations,” Matteo Centonze says. “We invite you to be part of the ECSA world, as we will add value to your operations.”

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