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Wacker Chemie AG provides specialty chemical products worldwide. It operates through five divisions: WACKER SILICONES, WACKER POLYMERS, WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS, WACKER POLYSILICON, and Siltronic. The WACKER SILICONES division offers a portfolio of approximately 2,800 products ranging from silicone fluids and emulsions, resins, elastomers, and sealants, to silanes and pyrogenic silica grades, which are used as starting materials in the production of silicones. The WACKER POLYMERS division manufactures binders and polymeric additives, such as dispersible polymer powders and dispersions used in various industrial applications, or as base chemicals in paints, coatings, paper, and adhesives industries, as well as in the construction industry. The WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS division supplies customized biotech and catalog products for fine chemical sector, including pharmaceutical proteins, cyclodextrins, cysteine, polyvinyl acetate solid resins, organic intermediates, and acetylacetone. This division focuses on customer-specific solutions in the areas of food additives, pharmaceutical actives, and agrochemicals. The WACKER POLYSILICON division produces hyperpure polysilicon for the semiconductor, electronics, and solar sectors. The Siltronic division supplies silicon wafers for various semiconductor manufacturers that are used as raw materials for various semiconductor products, including discrete semiconductor components or microchips. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

16,009 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/13/14
Founded in 1914

wacker chemie ag (WCH) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Member...
Total Annual Compensation: €1.4M
Member of Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €1.1M
Member of Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €1.1M
Member of the Executive Board
Total Annual Compensation: €682.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

wacker chemie ag (WCH) Key Developments

Wacker Chemie AG Revised Earnings Guidance for 2014

Wacker Chemie AG revised earnings guidance for 2014. EBITDA for 2014 is now projected to be at least one third higher than last year's EUR 678.7 million. Before this upgrade, the company had expected to surpass its 2013 EBITDA by at least 10%. The upward revision is based on good business performance and strong demand, especially at WACKER POLYSILICON, and success at reducing costs. Furthermore, The company expects additional special income from its polysilicon activities in the third quarter of 2014. The company has terminated or restructured contracts with solar-sector customers. As a result, WACKER's financial statements for the third quarter of 2014 will recognize special income from retained advance payments and damages received that will increase EBITDA and EBIT at WACKER POLYSILICON and within the Group by some EUR 90 million. WACKER already posted a similar special-income item of EUR 114 million in the first quarter of 2014. Consequently, the company anticipates from present perspective that retained advance payments and damages received, arising from terminated contracts with polysilicon customers, will improve full-year EBITDA by a total of some EUR 210 million.

Wacker Opens New Logistics Facility at its Amtala Site, Near Kolkata, India

Wacker has opened a new logistics facility at its Amtala site, near Kolkata, with capacity for 5,000 pallet spaces. The warehouse will be operated by Wacker Metroark Chemicals.

Wacker Chemie AG Extends Distribution Partnerships with IMCD and NRC Group

Wacker Chemie AG has extended its distribution partnerships with IMCD, a chemical distributor, and NRC Group for its HDK pyrogenic silica products in Germany. Effective August 1, 2014, the IMCD-Group-affiliated chemical distributor IMCD Germany and the Georg Nordmann Holding AG's affiliated Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH will replace previous distribution partner Brenntag Germany. IMCD already is a Wacker partner for several market segments in Western and Eastern Europe as well as in South Africa, India, Australia, and New Zealand. Effective August 1, 2014, IMCD will extend its current Wacker product portfolio to include HDK pyrogenic silica products in Germany for personal care, nutrition, plastics, sealants, adhesives, and silicone elastomer applications. Wacker will also extend its partnership with current distributor Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH. The Hamburg-based company already distributes silicone products, including HDK pyrogenic silica, for coatings in Germany. Effective August 1, 2014, Nordmann, Rassmann will be able to widen its German portfolio for pharmaceutical applications. In addition to silicones, the company will also supply HDK pyrogenic silica to the pharma industry in Germany.


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