The Bavarian government commended WACKER for its policy of workplace inclusiveness. Johannes Hintersberger, State Secretary at the Bavarian Ministry of Social Affairs, presented Wacker Chemie AG with the “Inclusion in Bavaria – We Work Together” emblem.
At the Bavarian Young Scientists Competition, which WACKER sponsors, 79 budding scientists presented their scientific and technical projects to a specialist jury in Munich.
WACKER acquired a production plant for biopharmaceuticals from SynCo Bio Partners Luxembourg S. à. r. l. The new subsidiary, Wacker Biotech B. V., is based in Amsterdam.
The Bavarian government recognized WACKER as a family-friendly company. Participating in the state’s “Successful. Family-Friendly” corporate competition, WACKER was commended for its exemplary support in reconciling family life and work.
WACKER joined the “Familienpakt Bayern” network (Family Pact Bavaria) of the Bavarian government and Bavarian industry. By doing so, the company underscored its goal of promoting a family-friendly corporate culture.
Bavaria’s Premier, Dr. Markus Söder, visited the Burghausen plant. He was met by Dr. Peter-Alexander Wacker (Supervisory Board chairman), Dr. Rudolf Staudigl (president and CEO) and site manager Dr. Dieter Gilles. They explained Burghausen’s importance as the oldest and largest site in the Group’s production network.
At the European Silicon Days in Saarbrücken, Dr. Herbert W. Roesky, Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Georg-August University of Göttingen, was presented with the WACKER Silicone Award for his work on low-valence silicon chemistry.
WACKER presented the Alexander Wacker Innovation Award in the product-innovation category to two Burghausen-based chemists. They developed binders for producing especially high-performing adhesives, sealants, wood varnishes and coating materials.
At the China International Import Exhibition (CIIE) in Shanghai, WACKER’s booth attracted numerous visitors interested in new technologies such as 3D printing with silicones. WACKER Executive Board members Dr. Rudolf Staudigl and Dr. Christian Hartel were there, welcoming guests such as Christian Hirte, Parliamentary State Secretary at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.