Brabant hosts a large number of international chemical companies – including Daikin Chemical, Shell, Kolb, Fujifilm, Sabic, Iris Ohyama – that are leading in different segments, such as:
In 2018, a total of 25,000 people were working in the chemical and plastics industry in Brabant, of which 24% had a higher education, 48% had a medium education and 28% had a lower education. At an academic level, Eindhoven University of Technology provides Bachelor and Master programs. And Fontys and Avans, two Brabant-based Universities of Applied Sciences, also have specialized programs for the chemical industry with a total of 130 graduates every year. At a medium level 4,660 students graduated from a chemical education.