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Posted on March 11, 2016 by Gluegun.com | 0 comments

Wacker Chemie AG is a world recognized chemical company founded in 1914, operating in more than 28 countries around the globe and employing some 16,700 employees amongst its five business divisions. Wacker produces a wide range of products, including silicone rubbers, polymer products, and chemical materials. They are headquartered in the Neuperiach area of Munich, but their entire line of silicone and adhesive products is also now available on Gluegun.com.

History

Wacker Chemie AG was founded in Germany in October 1914, and has since become a world leader in silicone adhesive production. Wacker engineers developed the first ever large-scale production site of acetaldehyde, acetic acid, and acetone in 1916-1917, and the first large-scale production of acetate and polyvinyl acetate followed in 1928. Production of silicones first began after World War II in 1947, and not twenty years later, the Wacker Chemical Corporation was founded in New York in 1965, with vinyl acetate/ethylene-based copolymers going into production the very next year.

Wacker has continued to grow over the last fifty years. Wacker Siltronic Corporation was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1978, followed by Wacker Chemicals East Asia Ltd. in Tokyo in 1983, and Wacker Silicones Corporation in Adrian, Michigan in 1987. Wacker is now comprised of five main divisions. In 2011, the company received the Frost & Sullivan Europe’s New Product Innovation Award in Construction Sealants for the Geniosil® a-STP-E product range. The company celebrated its 100th birthday in October 2014, and they are continuing to lead the way in sales and quality production today. 

Facts and Figures

Wacker currently operates 25 production sites around the world, employing some 16,700 people worldwide. They also have sales offices and subsidiaries in 28 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Wacker saw their total sales in 2014 reach €4, 826.4 million.  Their financial statements, according to the IFRS, are available below.

Wacker Chemie AG

 

 

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Total Sales

€ Million

4,826.4

4,478.9

4,634.9

4,909.7

4,748.4

EBITDA

€ Million

1,042.3

678.7

786.8

1,104.2

1,194.5

EBIT

€ Million

444.3

114.3

258.0

603.2

764.6

Net Income

€ Million

195.4

6.3

106.8

356.1

497.0

Capital expenditures (incl. financial assets)

€ Million

572.2

503.7

1,095.4

981.2

695.1

Research & Development

€ Million

183.1

173.8

174.5

172.9

165.1

Employees

(Dec. 31)

 

16,703

16,009

16,292

17,168

16,314

 

To see a full list of Wacker’s associated companies and subsidiaries around the globe as of the Annual Report, submitted December 31st, 2014, click on the link below:

http://reports.wacker.com/2014/annual-report/notes/other-notes/23-breakdown-of-shareholdings.html

Wacker Silicones

Wacker Silicones, which was founded in Adrian, Michigan in 1987, is one of the world’s largest manufactures of silane and silicone products, producing over 3,000 different products every year. Silicones are such an ideal product because of their highly diverse properties, which offer unlimited potential for customized solutions across a number of sectors. Wacker’s extensive product portfolio includes silicone and silane emulsions, fluids, sealants, elastomers, resins, and phylogenic silica’s, and are ideal for a number of applications across various industries, including engineering, construction, textile, paper, electrical, medical, automotive, and communications, just to name a few.

The experts at Wacker Silicones are backed by a plethora of product knowledge and information, as well as more than 100 years of experience in the business. This helps them offer you complete and customized solutions that help you cut costs and optimize production. Wacker engineers work with their customers to develop new and innovative products that help companies save thousands of dollars a year. They also provide lab support for up-scale/full production, product formulation, and product approval, and will assist you in developing supply-chain and packaging strategies.

To learn more about Wacker products available from Gluegun.com, visit us on the web, or call (855) 437-7700 to speak to one of our professional representatives today.
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