Strategy at Each Business Division
As a global producer of silicones, WACKER SILICONES intends to continue increasing its share of high-margin specialties to generate profitable growth. For standard products, the division’s focus is on being a full-range supplier with global reach and achieving cost leadership via economies of scale. WACKER POLYMERS is pursuing growth by concentrating on the trend toward value-added construction materials and actively promoting related industry standards (transformation). Using the advantages offered by VAE dispersions and dispersible powders, the division aims to replace conventional technologies (substitution) and tap new application areas. At WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS, the focus is on expanding biotech activities and acquiring new customers. To this end, the division is leveraging its extensive expertise and its facilities for making biotech products on an industrial scale.
As regards polysilicon activities, WACKER POLYSILICON is concentrating on efficiency in its business processes. Top priorities are cutting production costs significantly, further increasing the output of existing manufacturing plants, and reducing consumption of energy and raw materials. At the same time, we will maintain the high standard of quality that has made us an industry benchmark. Activities are centered on expanding volumes for semiconductor customers and growing our market share for high-quality monocrystalline polysilicon for the solar industry.