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Alent plc
Type Public
Traded as LSEALNT
Founded 2012
Headquarters Woking, Surrey
Key people Peter Hill, Chairman
Rick Ertmann, Interim CEO
Products Performance materials
Revenue £684.7 million (2013)[1]
Operating income £84.6 million (2013)[1]
Net income £61.6 million (2013)[1]

Alent plc is a leading global supplier of advanced surface treatment plating chemicals and electronics assembly materials. The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange, is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and is headquartered in Woking, UK. Major competitors of Alent are Coventya and MacDermind.


The company was established as a supplier of interconnect materials to the electronics business and remained under the ownership of Alpha Inc until that group was acquired by Cookson Group in 1984.[2] The business was demerged when Cookson Group split into two businesses (Alent and Vesuvius plc) in December 2012.[3]


The company makes performance materials for the electronics, automotive, industrial/construction markets and comprises two business segments.[3]

  • Enthone Inc. (Surface Chemistries) - a global supplier of electro-plating chemistry to electronic, automotive and industrial end-markets.
  • Alpha Inc. (Assembly Materials) - a global supplier of interconnect materials, primarily into the electronics market.


  1. ^ a b c Preliminary Results 2013
  2. ^ "History". Alent. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Cookson unveils demerger plans The Telegraph, 1 November 2012

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