Bostik is a company with a long and rich history, founded as the Boston Blackening Co. in Chelsea Massachusetts in 1889, it has its origins in the shoe industry and shoe adhesives.
In 1929 it was taken over by USM (United Shoe Machinery) and was developed on a global scale, focusing on the shoe industry until the 1950's when the company embarked on international expansion and diversification. In 1990 Bostik was purchased by TOTAL, the French oil company, who invested in the growth of Bostik through a steady acquisition policy that developed Bostik into one of the market leaders.
In 2004 Bostik became the official name for Bostik Findley, which was originally formed in 2001 as a result of the merger of France's largest oil & gas Companies Total Fina and Elf Aquitaine and their respective Adhesives Companies: Bostik and Ato Findley.
This merger brought together two organizations rich with history creating Bostik Ltd., one of the leading companies in the worldwide adhesives and sealant markets.