Koch Industries, Inc.
Koch Industries, Inc.: SWOT Analysis &
Reference code: BRGE099CP10-Q4
Published: Nov 2010
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Koch Industries, Inc. - SWOT Profile Page 1
Koch Industries, Inc.
Koch Industries, Inc. - Company Overview
Koch Industries, Inc. (Koch) is a leading privately-held company in the US. The company, along with a diverse group of
subsidiary companies, is engaged in trading commodities and securities, operating manufacturing plants and refineries as
well as investing in new ventures and capital markets. Koch companies are engaged in supplying communities with
energy to heat and cool buildings, fibers for superior carpets and garments, chemicals used in manufacturing, process
and pollution control equipment, fertilizer, forest and consumer products as well as financial services and more. The
company has presence in strategic locations across the North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia,
Australia and Africa. Koch is headquartered in Wichita in Kansas, the US.
Koch Industries, Inc. - Key Facts
Koch Industries, Inc., Key Facts
4111 East 37th Street North,
Wichita, Kansas (KS), 67220, Ticker Symbol, Stock
Corporate Address: N/A
Telephone + 1 316 8285500 No. of Employees 70,000
Fax + 1 316 8285739 Financial Year End December
Energy and Utilities , Chemicals ,
Industry Paper and Packaging , Power
Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,
Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Locations Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Egypt, South Africa, Canada, United States, Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Mexico, Venezuela
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research
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Koch Industries, Inc.
Koch Industries, Inc. - Business Description
Koch Industries, Inc. (Koch), along with its subsidiary companies, is into refining and chemicals, process & pollution
control equipment & technologies, minerals, fertilizers, polymers and fibers, commodity and financial trading and services,
forest and consumer products, and ranching. The company has operations in over 60 countries across North and South
America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa.
The company operates its refining and chemicals business through its subsidiaries including Flint Hills Resources, LP;
Koch Pipeline Company, L.P.; Koch Alaska Pipeline Company, LLC and Colonial Pipeline Company. Flint Hills Resources
is engaged in marketing products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals. It
operates refineries in Alaska, North Pole; Minnesota, Rosemount; and Texas, Corpus Christi, with a combined crude oil
processing capacity of over 800,000 barrels per day. In addition, the company engages in petrochemical business with
facilities are located in Illinois, Michigan and Texas. These facilities manufacture olefins, aromatics, polymers and
The company’s subsidiary, Koch Pipeline Company owns and operates over 4,000 miles of pipelines, which refined
petroleum products, transport crude oil, natural gas liquids and chemicals. Its subsidiary, Koch Alaska Pipeline Company,
LLC owns a 3% interest in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. Also, another Koch company, Colonial Pipeline Company,
owns and operates refined products pipeline.
Koch’s Process & Pollution Control Equipment & Technologies business is operated through Koch Chemical Technology
Group, LLC and its affiliates including Koch-Glitsch, LP, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Koch Heat Transfer Company,
LP, John Zink Company, LLC, Optimized Process Designs, Inc., and Koch Knight LLC. Koch Chemical Technology Group
is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling, installing service process and pollution control equipment. It also provides
engineering services for industries and municipalities worldwide.
The company’s Minerals business is operated through Koch Minerals, LLC and its affiliates, including Koch Carbon, LLC,
The C. Reiss Coal Company, and Koch Exploration Company, LLC. Koch Minerals, along with its affiliates, handles dry-
bulk commodity. It also markets and trade over 40 million tons of products annually. Some of Koch Minerals’ affiliates
trade and transport petroleum coke, cement, paper and pulp, coal, and sulfur. Its affiliate Koch Exploration Company
acquires develops and trades petroleum and natural gas properties in the US, Canada and Brazil.
The company's Fertilizers business is carried by Koch Nitrogen Company and its affiliates, which owns interests in
nitrogen fertilizer plants in the US, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Koch Nitrogen companies are involved
in manufacturing, marketing and distributing over 10 million metric tons of nitrogen products annually.
Koch’s Commodity and Financial Trading and Services business is operated through its subsidiary Koch Supply &
Trading. Koch Supply & Trading companies are providing risk management services in crude oil; refined petroleum
products; natural gas and gas liquids; emissions; steel; industrial metals; energy; and other commodities and financial
The company’s Polymers and Fibers business is operated through INVISTA B.V. and its subsidiaries. INVISTA, along with
its subsidiaries, is one the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, principally for nylon, spandex and
polyester applications with facilities in over 20 countries across the world.
The company operates its Forest and Consumer Products business through Georgia-Pacific LLC, which is engaged in
manufacturing and marketing of tissue, packaging, paper, building products, related chemicals, and fluff, filter and market
pulp. Georgia-Pacific has over 300 manufacturing facilities across North America, South America and Europe.
The Ranching business of the company is operated by a division, The Matador Cattle Company of Koch Agriculture
Company. The Matador Cattle operates three ranche