Annual Report 2023

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Creating tomorrow’s solutions

Major Sales Markets and Competitive Positions
(Unaudited Section)

WACKER’s three largest divisions rank among the top three suppliers worldwide.

Competitive Positions of WACKER’s Divisions

WACKER SILICONES is No. 2 globally and leads the market in Europe. In building-protection silicones, WACKER is the global market leader. Silicones are used in every major industry due to their versatile properties and play a vital role in the sustainable transformation of mobility, energy supply and digitalization.

WACKER POLYMERS is the world’s largest producer of VAE dispersions and dispersible polymer powders. We are the only company in the market with a complete supply chain for dispersions and dispersible polymer powders in Europe, the Americas and Asia. We consider Asia to offer the largest growth potential.

WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS focuses on customer-specific solutions in sectors with strong growth, such as food ingredients, pharmaceutical actives and agrochemicals. We have achieved a strong market position in contract manufacturing of pharmaceutical proteins, messenger RNA, plasmid DNA, live microbial products (LMPs) and vaccines based on bacteria, and we are expanding it. WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS is the global leader in cyclodextrins and vegetarian-grade cysteine.

WACKER POLYSILICON is one of the leading producers of hyperpure polysilicon worldwide. According to in-house analyses, the division is the global No. 1 for both polysilicon supplied to the semiconductor sector and n-type monocrystalline silicon used in highly efficient solar cells. Due to the development of the market environment in the global solar industry, competition in this business remains very intense.

WACKER’s Competitive Positions




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WACKER POLYSILICON (semiconductor applications)







(Table unaudited)