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WACKER Expects Sales Growth and Substantially Higher Earnings in 2021

17-Mar-2021

As already reported, Wacker Chemie AG’s total sales for 2020 did not quite match the prior-year level due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. On presenting its annual report, the Munich-based chemical company announced that Group sales came in at €4.69 billion in 2020 (2019: €4.93 ...

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WACKER Strengthens Biologics Business by Acquiring US-Based Plasmid DNA Manufacturer Genopis

Expansion of WACKER's portfolio as a contract manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry

04-Feb-2021

The Munich-based chemical company WACKER is acquiring 100 percent of the shares in pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Genopis Inc. from Helixmith Co Ltd, Seoul (South Korea) and Medivate Partners LLC, Seoul (South Korea). WACKER signed a corresponding agreement. WACKER will continue Genopis' ...

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WACKER appoints Christian Hartel as the Company’s Future CEO

Angela Wörl to succeed Hartel as Personnel Director on the Executive Board

11-Dec-2020

At its meeting, the Supervisory Board of Wacker Chemie AG made key personnel decisions to ensure long-term continuity in the management of the Company. Rudolf Staudigl (66), President & CEO of the Executive Board of Wacker Chemie AG, will retire at the end of the next Annual Shareholders’ ...

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WACKER Makes Guidance For 2020 Conditional Due to Coronavirus

18-Mar-2020

As already reported, Wacker Chemie AG's total sales for 2019 almost matched the prior-year level. On presenting its annual report, the Munich-based chemical company announced that Group sales came in at €4.93 billion in 2019 (2018: €4.98 billion). The slight decline of 1 percent was mainly due to ...

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WACKER Begins Efficiency Program to Increase Competitiveness and Profitability

More than 1,000 jobs are expected to go by the end of 2022

21-Feb-2020

Wacker Chemie AG announced its initial plans for its “Zukunft gestalten” (Shape the Future) efficiency program. WACKER expects to save €250 million a year by reducing material costs and in-house services and by creating a leaner company structure. The program’s central task is to realign WACKER’s ...

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Non-Recurring Effects Strongly Influence WACKER’s Figures for Fiscal 2019

29-Jan-2020

Wacker Chemie AG closed 2019 in line with its own expectations. According to preliminary figures, the Munich-based chemical group posted total sales of €4.93 billion last year, which is almost on par with a year earlier (2018: €4.98 billion). The slight decline of 1 percent was mainly due to ...

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WACKER Starts Up New Silicon-Metal Production Facility in Norway

18-Nov-2019

Wacker Chemie AG’s new silicon-metal production plant officially went on stream at the Holla site in Norway, following two and a half years of construction. The new furnace is one of the largest of its kind in the world and increases the Holla site’s total capacity by more than 40 percent. The ...

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Wacker ends Q3 2019 with sales and sales gains

25-Oct-2019

In Q3 2019, Wacker Chemie AG grew sales year over year and, due to special income, also its EBITDA. Reporting-quarter sales at the Munich chemical group came in at €1,267.9 million (Q3 2018: €1,242.7 million). That was a gain of 2 percent. This growth was fueled chiefly by positive volume and ...

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WACKER Lowers Guidance for 2019

17-Oct-2019

Based on its latest estimates, Wacker Chemie AG expects several key financial performance indicators for 2019 to be lower than previously projected. Full-year Group sales are likely to be on par with last year (previous guidance: mid-single-digit percentage increase). EBITDA is anticipated to be ...

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WACKER Launches Production of Pyrogenic Silica in the US

04-Oct-2019

The Munich-based WACKER Group officially brought a plant for manufacturing pyrogenic silica on stream at its US site in Charleston, Tennessee. The facility has an annual production capacity of 13,000 metric tons. WACKER will use this output both for sales purposes and for its own silicone ...

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