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.
In polysilicon, our WACKER POLYSILICON division is concentrating on business-process efficiency. Top priorities are cutting production costs markedly, bolstering the output of existing manufacturing plants, and reducing energy and raw-material consumption. At the same time, we will maintain the high standard of quality that has made us an industry benchmark. Our business is focused on increasing output for semiconductor customers and on satisfying the growing demand for monocrystalline applications in the solar industry.