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DuPont celebrates over two centuries of science

Philippines, July 23, 2007

DuPont, a global leader in science-based products and one of the leading multinational companies in the Philippines, celebrated its 205th anniversary last July 19, 2007.

The company was founded in 1802 in Wilmington, Delaware USA by French immigrant Eleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours. DuPont began with 100 employees, one site, 12 customers and one product.

Today, the company employs around 60,000 people working at 215 sites in more than 75 countries. With about 500,000 individual products and more than 400,000 customers, the company has continued to grow and diversify, posting a revenue of USD 27.4 billion in 2006.

DuPont came to the Philippines in 1973. For over 34 years, the company has served Filipinos in the areas of Agriculture and Nutrition, Building Specialties, Automotive, Food, Beverage and Packaging, Industrial/Chemicals and Electronics.


Shiela Pino
Media Relations Department
Agatep Associates Inc.
635-9355 to 60 local 190