Company Profile

Methanex is a truly global enterprise with an international management team that has guided its growth since Methanex was incorporated in 1992.

Through acquisitions, mergers and construction of production facilities around the world, the company has grown to become the global leader in methanol.

Every day, approximately 1000 employees around the world work together in a global team environment to achieve the company’s business objectives. Methanex’s core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism have made us the preferred methanol supplier for our customers.

Our product - methanol - can be found in everything from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to the paint on your walls, silicone sealants to synthetic fibres. The fastest growing markets for methanol are in the energy sector which today represents approximately one-third of global methanol demand. There has been strong demand growth for methanol for direct blending into transportation fuels and for the production of dimethyl ether (DME) and biodiesel. Methanol is also used to produce methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a gasoline component.

Production facilities

  • Methanex’s plant in Alberta, Canada has a production capacity of 470,000 tonnes of methanol per year and supplies customers in North America.
  • Methanex's Chilean plants have a production capability of up to 3.8 million tonnes of methanol per year and the site’s location allows for the ability to supply customers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • Methanex has a 60% interest in, and markets 100% of the production from, the 1.3 million tonne per year EMethanex methanol plant located on the Mediterranean Sea in Damietta, Egypt. ┬áThis facility supplies primarily local and European methanol markets.
  • Methanex's New Zealand plants have a production capability of up to 2.4 million tonnes of methanol per year and supply primarily customers in Japan, South Korea and China.
  • Methanex's plants in Trinidad have a production capacity of 2.1 million tonnes of methanol per year.

Storage capabilities

Methanex's extensive global supply chain and distribution network of terminals and storage facilities throughout Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe has a total storage capacity of approximately 1.4 million tonnes.

Shipping capabilities

Methanex's wholly-owned subsidiary, Waterfront Shipping, operates the largest methanol tanker fleet in the world, delivering to markets and customers around the globe.  For more information about Waterfront Shipping visit

Commitment to health, safety and the environment

Methanex is a Responsible Care® company. Responsible Care is the umbrella under which Methanex and other leading chemical manufacturers manage issues relating to health, safety, environment, community awareness and involvement, social responsibility and emergency preparedness. The total commitment to Responsible Care is an integral part of Methanex's global corporate culture. The care and stewardship of all resources and the environment is a corporate responsibility Methanex takes seriously. Methanex also has a Social Responsibility Policy which is an enhancement and natural evolution of our commitment to Responsible Care.

Stock exchange listings

Methanex common shares have been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Canada since March 1992 and trade under the symbol "MX." In the United States, Methanex has been listed on the NASDAQ Global Market since May 1992 and trades under the symbol "MEOH."

Global headquarters

1800 Waterfront Centre
200 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3M1
T: +1 604 661 2600
F: +1 604 661 2676
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This page was last updated on September 12, 2013.