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At a Glance

  • Who ARE we?

Axens is a worldwide group that provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, for the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as for gas treatment and conversion options. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit cycle life. This unique position ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens global offer is based on: highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services.


  • Our Foundation

Axens, an IFP Energies nouvelles group company, was created in 2001 through the merger of Procatalyse with the Technology Licensing & Service Division of IFP Energies nouvelles. This combination provides a single-source offering of technologies, products and services enabling us to respond more efficiently to customer needs.

In 2018, Axens acquired 100% of the shares of Heurtey Petrochem. From 2019, the furnace activities and services operate under the Heurtey Petrochem Solutions brand.

  • Our Mission

To provide our clients with inventive and sustainable solutions for cleaner mobility, chemical intermediate production, natural gas and effluent treatment, and support their environmental and energy transition challenges.


  • Our Values


Our clients deserve inventiveness. We endeavor to create synergy between people and between businesses, and we believe in our collective ability to seek out innovative solutions for future challenges.


Everywhere we are, in everything we do, we aim for excellence. We strive to consistently deliver high quality solutions with professionalism and dedication in order to succeed with our clients. Enthusiasm and agility power this approach.


We act responsibly, as individuals and as a company, and we are committed to reduce our environmental impact. Everyone's health and safety is always a priority. In an highly competitive world, our code of ethics guides our business.


We rely on the richness of thought and opportunities that spring from diversity in all its dimensions. We actively promote equal opportunities in the workplace, and encourage trust and openness.


  • Our Commitment

Axens is fully committed to ensuring the following for all of our clients, employees, partners, sub-contractors and neighboring communities:

• The safe operations of our industrial sites;

• Working conditions that prevent and eliminate occupational accidents and illnesses;

• The quality, reliability and performance of our processes, products, equipment and services as scheduled and in line with our commitments;

• Protection of the environment and pollution prevention;

• To market eco-efficient and competitive processes, products and equipment;

• To take our stakeholders and applicable regulations into account;   

• To promote a culture of transparency, ethics and continuous improvement, with an emphasis on sustainable development.


  • Axens Integrity Code

The Axens Integrity Code introduced in February 2018, is our code of conduct to doing the right things in business. It is a principles-based approach centred around the three axes of respect, honesty, and protection of assets, reflecting our values that guide our everyday business decisions, clarifying the ethics and compliance requirements for everyone who works for us. It also affirms our commitment to fight against all forms of corruption. Having a common set of shared values, behaviours and clear ethical expectations will ensure we make choices in a consistent way, around the globe, in many different contexts for everyone who works for, and with Axens. Read the complete Axens Integrity Code here

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