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Altana

Company nameAltana AG
Company typeJoint-stock company
IndustryChemicals
Founded1977
HeadquartersWesel
Key people* Matthias L. Wolfgruber, CEO * Fritz Fröhlich,Chairman
Revenue- 1.535,40 billion (2010)
Employees5,005 (05/2011)

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The Altana AG is a German chemical company based in Wesel. Altana develops and produces products in the specialty chemicals business. The ALTANA Group, with headquarters in Wesel/Germany, sells 85% of its products overseas. The first chairman was Herbert Quandt.

The Altana Group has four divisions: BYK Additives & Instruments, ECKART Effect Pigments, ELANTAS Electrical Insulation, and ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants.

At present, the ALTANA Group has 40 production facilities and 51 service and research laboratories worldwide. Throughout the Group around 5,200 people work to ensure the success of ALTANA worldwide. In 2010, ALTANA achieved sales of about 1.5 billion euros.


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