Our human capital management and processes are based on the principle of developing distinctive competences in our staff:
Our cultural model is supported by values that we consider vital for teamwork and our organization's competitiveness:
Cyan Labs S.A. de C.V. started out as Key Química S.A. de C.V., a Mexican , family owned corporation established in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México in 1969. Key Química began with only three employees and manufacturing a single product which was an industrial hand cleaner paste called “Key Limpiamanos Pasta”. Throughout the years Key Química , also doing business as Key Soluciones de Limpieza, grew and became a complete supplier of cleaning solutions (chemicals, paper, equipment and accessories) which as of today has a nationwide and international distribution network in Mexico and Latin America respectively. Through this growth period that ran from the 1980s - till just recently, Key spun off into several companies that specialized in particular market segments.
It was in 2007 that the Executive Management of Key Química and its affiliate companies then, decided to group Key and the companies that had spun off together under one holding company; Empresas Gibraltar. During this same year the shareholders decided to invest in the construction of a new, state - of - the - art chemical manufacturing plant that would become another spin off whose core business would be to offer manufacturing services to other distribution channels other than Key.
By November 1st 2009, the new facility was inaugurated and commercially named Cyan Labs. By the end of February 2010, operations were moved into the new facility and began with the most modern technology on warehouse and production automatization.
During 2010, with the goal of venturing into the US market, Cyan Laboratories, Inc. was established as a commercializing affiliate company that sought to place Cyan’s chemical specialties in the North American market. This was the first year the company exported its chemical products into the United States.
By the end of 2011 Cyan Labs begins to completely focus in the design, development and manufacturing of chemical specialties and begins to broaden its customer base nationally and internationally. By the middle of 2013 Cyan Laboratories, Inc. stops operations in order to strength en the manufacturing focus and direct exports of Cyan Labs to Latin and North America. By the end of 2013, Cyan Labs S.A. de C.V. Is finally established as an independent company within the Empresas Gibraltar group.
Today Cyan Labs continues searching to create new strategic alliances with customers and suppliers in order to achieve a joint and sustainable growth that will lead to improving the end consumers’ quality of life.
Mr. Jesús Herrera Gutiérrez begins operations with one product in Monterrey, México: "Key Limpiamanos Pasta"
This same year, the company is established as KEY QUÍMICA S.A. DE C.V . in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
The 2nd Key office is established in México City. Key begins national coverage.
By the end of the decade the company experienced growth, partly due to its participation in an oil spill clean up in Campeche in 1979.
Key's National Distribution Business Model strengthens across México. The company strategically restructures by creating specialty divisions that later spun off into independent companies.
An industrial division that offered industrial & concrete floor installation and maintenance spun off and is established as Sipco Latinoamericana S.A. de C.V.
The industrial division begins operations and gives birth to a water treatment division: Hydro Control which is later established as an independent company in 1997 as Hydro Control S.A. de C.V.
Key becomes a total Jan San distributor with national and international reach offering industries & institutions professional cleaning solutions.
Empresas Gibraltar is created as a holding to group Key, Sipco & Hydrocon.
The construction of a new, state- of- the art manufacturing facility begins.
November 1st: the new manufacturing facility in Apodaca, Nuevo León, México is inaugurated.
This same year, Key Hogar - A consumer line of environmentally friendly products is created for the retail market under the brand “Key Hogar”.
Cyan Laboratories, Inc. is established in Texas as an affiliate company that aimed to introduce into the United States a line of institutional cleaning products under brand name Novux ®. The company exports to the US market for the first time.
Cyan Labs S.A. de C.V. is established as a completely independent company, part of the Empresas Gibraltar industrial group.
CYAN Labs Celebrates it´s first anniversary as an independent company and becomes ISO14001-2004 Certified and FDA Registered, as well as achieving the consistent manufacture of Green Seal and Eco Logo certified products for customers. Corporate logo slightly change its tagline "Labs" size to improve its visual perception.
CYAN Labs becomes Good Manufacturing Practices Certified Company.