Facts & figures

A consolidated turnover of € 1.100 million in 2021; 380 million sealant and polyurethane foam units produced in 24 production branches; around 3,886 employees worldwide; €46,4 million in investment in 2021: those are the impressive facts and figures of the Soudal Group.


Financial figures

In 2021, Soudal has achieved a turnover of € 1,1 billion, which is an increase of € 189 million or 22% compared to 2020. The net result amounts to € 54,7 million. Soudal invested  € 46,4 million in 2021.

Production in figures

The Soudal Group is the largest independent manufacturer of polyurethane foam in the world. The 5production locations in Belgium, Poland, China, Russia and Slovenia have an annual production of 110 million canisters of PU Foam. If all these canisters were to be placed in a row, it would bridge the distance between the earth to the moon and back 5 times over!

The Soudal Group also produces 270 million units of sealants (silicones, acrylates, hybrid polymers, etc.) annually, which makes it the world's 3rd largest producers of sealants. This is covered by 11 production locations in Belgium, Slovenia, Poland, the USA, Chile, Turkey, India, China, Latvia and South-Korea. All these packages laid end to end would circle the earth.

The hundreds of types of adhesives are manufactured on 4 locations in Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia.


Number of employees

At the end of 2021, the Soudal Group employed 3,886 people. This amount has sharply increased over the past few years due to its organic growth and acquisitions. 

The ever-increasing internationalisation of Soudal is emphasised by the fact that 69% of its employees are working outside Belgium. Clearly, however, the company is still very strongly anchored in the Benelux in general and in Turnhout in particular.

Soudal around the world

The Soudal Group has 24 production locations on 6 continents and 77 worldwide sales offices, and exports to more than 140 countries.


In the past 56 years, Soudal has grown enormously. Methods, market approach and technologies have changed in a revolutionary way, but Soudal holds to the core values, which have made the company great: the customer is key, personal involvement and stamina. Courage in business is the core value for Vic Swerts.

A world map makes it all clear. After 56 years of hard work, Soudal has become a multinational. Currently the company is active on all continents, with 77 branches and 24 production sites. This enormous increase in scale is a result of many worldwide initiatives and acquisitions. Competitors and knowledge were acquired to discover new markets outside Belgium. So far, this strategy has been very successful and has resulted in the current Soudal Group, which employs around 3,886 people.