Sustainability Report 2019/2020

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Creating tomorrow’s solutions

Group Structure and Business Operations

Business Model of the Group

WACKER is a global company with state-of-the-art specialty chemical products found in countless everyday items, ranging from tile adhesives to solar cells. Our portfolio includes more than 3,200 products supplied in over 100 countries.

Silicon Is Our Main Starting Material

Most of our products are based on inorganic starting materials. Silicon-based products account for about 65 percent of WACKER sales, and primarily ethylene-related products for 35 percent. Our main customers are in the chemical, construction, electrical, electronics and photovoltaic sectors.

Technical Competence Centers – Support for Our Sales and Marketing

WACKER operates all over the world. Our sales strategy is centered around expanding our presence in growth markets. Our sales organization is supplemented not only by a network of technical competence centers, where customers learn about WACKER’s product portfolio, but also by our WACKER ACADEMY, where we offer technical training programs about our products and their application fields. In 2020, we opened a technical center in Shanghai for thermally conductive silicones and silicone-based solutions for a growing number of applications in consumer electronics and in the telecommunication industry. We also opened a technical center in Bengaluru, India, in 2019.

26 production sites

WACKER’s global production network consists of 26 production sites – ten are in Europe, eight in the Americas and eight in Asia. The Group’s key production site is Burghausen, Germany.

Global Overview of WACKER Sites

Link to interactive world map showing production and sales sites and technical competence centers of the WACKER Group.

Key Factors for Multidivisional Sites

Key Factors for Multidivisional Sites (graphic)