Shell Bitumen puts the health and safety of workers, suppliers and customers at the top of its agenda. We have in place stringent policies, procedures and training to ensure safe delivery.
About Shell bitumen
We are different. We innovate to add value for our customers and provide top quality products and services to help them win in the market.
That is why we are the Partner of choice of over 1,600 customers across 28 countries.
Inside About Shell Bitumen
Shell Bitumen - leading the way in bitumen
For over 90 years Shell has been a leader in bitumen solutions and has developed a broad portfolio of product and service offerings customised to the needs of the road, roofing and airport sectors and some specialty applications. Our commitment to continued innovation and providing pre- and post-sale technical support to customers is evidenced by our investment in an extensive network of technical experts based in our world-class R&D centre, three solution centres and in the field.
All products supplied through our network undergo robust quality testing and assurance to help our customers deliver on their commitments. Shell Bitumen’s products have been used to pave some of the world’s most iconic infrastructure projects, including the runways at some of the world’s busiest airports, Formula One™ race tracks and landmark roads and bridges around the world.
- Serving the bitumen industry since 1920.
- We supply enough bitumen to resurface 450 km of road every day; that’s enough to travel around the world four times in one year.
- Leaders in innovation – 49 active patents linked to bitumen and asphalt.
Global reach, local touch:
- Nine bitumen manufacturing facilities across 5 continents.
- Worldwide network of 25 terminals operating with Shell’s industry-leading standards with ~300KT of storage capacity.
- Multimodal logistics capability involving trucks, railcars, barges and marine.
- One of the largest dedicated R&D centres in the world.
- Professional Sales and Technical team on the ground to serve our customers.
Shell’s timeline of Bitumen innovations and world firsts
1920 - Shell Haven (UK) refinery opened.
|1954 - Van der Poel’s Nomograph||1984 - First multi-grade binder||2006 - Shell Mexphalte RM|
1923 - First Shell Bitumen patent application
|1963 - Invented the Shell pavement design method||1988 - Invented first underwater adhesive, Shell Tixophalte||2007 - Shell Bitufresh and Shell Floraphalte|
|1937 - Fraass breaking test||1967 - Developed the first synthetic binder, Colouradd||1996 - The Zero Shear Viscosity Concept||2011 - Shell Caritop|
|1949 - Published first edition of the Shell Bitumen handbook||1970 - First high friction surfacing, Shellgrip ||2003 - Shell Low-temperature and S Grade Binders||2015 - Sixth edition of the Shell Bitumen handbook|
Helping our customers win
At Shell Bitumen, we work with our customers to develop solutions for their current and future needs.
Our products are the solution of choice for a range of sectors, from airports and highways to roofing and Formula OneTM tracks. Shell’s pioneering innovations in coloured binders, low-temperature solutions, low-odour bitumen and underwater adhesives have set the industry standards for these applications.
Why our customers choose us:
- High and consistent product quality.
- Supply security and reliability.
- Risk management.
- Cutting-edge technical support.
All Shell employees share a set of core values – honesty, integrity and respect for people. We also firmly believe in the fundamental importance of trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism in everything that we do. We pride ourselves on helping our partners exceed the highest health, safety, environmental and regulatory standards so that you can benefit from a safe, reliable supply.
Shell Bitumen global locations
Shell Bitumen products are tailored to meet the needs of asphalt manufacturers, road builders, construction, government, communities, asset owners, designers and architects. They are designed to offer usable and effective solutions for a wide variety of markets.
Customised solutions for managing risks linked to volatility in bitumen price.
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