About Us

Company’s history and background

Associated Additives is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Lead and non-lead based products into a wide range of markets which include the PVC, mining, explosives, battery and chemical industries world-wide.

We recognize our customer’s need for superior quality, excellent service, innovative ideas and competitive prices, and we are committed to achieving these objectives so that our employees and business partners will share our success.

Our products and services are designed and developed in consultation with our customers so that they are individually tailored to suit specific customer requirements.

In 1948, the UK based Cookson Group founded Associated Lead Manufacturers (Pty)Ltd in South Africa.

In 1986 the company name was changed to Cookson Chemicals (Pty) Ltd to highlight the growing diversity of its products and to acknowledge the technical expertise provided by its parent company in the United Kingdom.

A merger took place in 1987 between the Zimro Group, an Anglo American subsidiary, and the Cookson Group’s South African interests, forming the Zimco Group, however the name Cookson Chemicals remained unchanged.

In March 1999, Anglo American and the Cookson Group sold their shareholding in the Zimco Group to Eco-bat Technologies and the name was changed to Associated Additives (Pty) Ltd in keeping with its own special identity.


Mission Statement

To be the leading manufacturer and supplier of Lead and Non-Lead based products for the PVC, mining, explosives, battery and other related chemical industries in South Africa and world-wide, by providing exceptional customer service and cost effective quality products.

Our mission is to build on our history of product excellence and technological innovation to provide the highest quality and most reliable products and services to our customers which will help them gain a competitive advantage in their markets.


Vision Statement

To become the benchmark manufacturing company for the the PVC, mining, explosives, battery and other related chemical industries in South Africa, providing world-class products to satisfied customers through continuous improvement driven by the integrity, teamwork and creativity of our people.