Executive Board Review of Business Development

2010 was a very successful year for WACKER. Sales and EBITDA soared to the highest levels in the Group’s history, achievements we had not expected at the start of the year. WACKER weathered the crisis very well and emerged with renewed strength. We surpassed the goals we had set ourselves. In every major region and market, we generated substantial sales growth and strengthened each division’s market position.

In 2010, we invested in WACKER’s future growth and concluded some major investment projects by fully commissioning Burghausen’s polysilicon expansion stage 8 and by starting up our integrated Chinese production complex at Zhangjiagang.