DuPont is currently based in Maydown on what was originally the Maydown Airfield which was owned by the Royal Navy. The area became Maydown Industrial Estate in the 1950s and DuPont started construction of their plant in 1958. The products produced by DuPont have evolved over the years including Neoprene, Hylene, Hypalon,
As a corporate entity, DuPont strives to deliver on purpose and aims to empower the world with the essential innovations to thrive. As an employer, they nurture a vibrant organisation and great workplace. Their core values include safety & health; respect for people; highest ethical behaviour and protection of the planet. Their culture is based on principles of making an impact; acting like an owner and partnering with customers.
The current site has approximately 140 direct employees who are complemented by contractors. The plant operates a 24/7 operation across 4 shifts with a self-managing team functioning at night-time. DuPont has ISO 14001 and 9001 certification and is instrumental in the development and progress of new technologies across the plant. The company has always played an active role in the North West community and welcomes engagement with education.