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Wacker Chemie

Wacker Chemie
Company nameWacker Chemie AG
Company typeAktiengesellschaft
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Key peopleRudolf Staudigl (CEO and chairman of the executive board), Peter-Alexander Wacker (Chairman of the supervisory board)
ProductsSilicon for the semiconductor industry, silane, silicones, polymers, polycrystalline silicon, fine chemicals, biotechnology
Revenue-4.748 billion (2010)
Operating income-764.6 (20010)
Net income-490.7 million (2010)
Total assets-5.501 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-2.447 billion (end 2010)
Employees16,314 (end 2010)

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Wacker Chemie AG is a worldwide operating company in the chemical business, founded 1914. The company is controlled by the Wacker-family holding more than 50 percent of the shares. The corporation is operating more than 25 production sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The product range includes silicone rubbers, polymer products like ethylene vinyl acetate redispersible polymer powder, chemical materials, polysilicon and wafers for semiconductor industry. The company sells its products in more than 100 countries. As of 31st of December 2010 16,314 employees have been with Wacker. Corporate annual sales in 2010 were about 4,75 billion Euros, up 28 % compared to 2009.

The biggest production site of Wacker Chemie is the Burghausen plant in the south-east of Bavaria, Germany, with about 10,000 employees. The US headquarters are located at Adrian, Michigan.

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