The InterTech Group likes to interweave a wide variety of technology-driven manufacturing businesses with other activities, such as business services (image marketing, financial transaction services) and entertainment. The group, a holding company with more than 100 businesses worldwide, puts its primary focus on polymer and elastomer plastics and fiber products, including industrial protective wear and fabrics used by firefighters and astronauts (through its PBI Performance Products subsidiary). Products include gaskets, sealing devices, and woven and nonwoven fabrics.
While specialty chemicals is its focus, InterTech Group also owns businesses in a range of industries, including aerospace, financial services, investments, leisure and entertainment, manufacturing, and real estate.
Over the past three decades InterTech Group has grown through acquiring scores of businesses, including divisions of Fortune 500 companies such as Celanese, DuPont, Exxon Mobil, and Scott Paper.
The company was founded in 1982 by the late Jerry Zucker, who in 2006 led the acquisition of Canada's Hudson's Bay Company (North America's oldest business enterprise), and is still owned by his family. His widow Anita Zucker is CEO. – less