SSE Group - History

since 1894

The Société Suisse des Explosifs (SSE) was founded in 1894 to supply explosives for the Swiss Alps Simplon tunnel. The opening of this strategic connection between Switzerland and Italy sparked the consequent industrial development, transforming the SSE Group into an internationally recognized company in the field of explosives and fine chemicals custom manufacturing.

After more than 125 years, SSE Group has undergone major developments, however its vision and strategy remain unchanged. As a group, SSE continues to offer a premium service to customers and partners, both in the explosives as well as in the chemical and pharma markets.

The philosophy continues to be based upon giving importance to independence and to implementing a long term industrial strategy.

The SSE Group belongs to private shareholders, mostly from Switzerland.