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To Good Neighbors

A Close-Knit Community

We promote open communications with people living in the town and surrounding areas. This includes a diverse range of social engagement projects, while also honoring the responsibility we have as a chemical company toward our neighbors.

Burghausen – A highly attractive location to do business in

Numbering approximately 18,000 inhabitants, Burghausen, with its modern infrastructure, is one of Bavaria’s most successful centers of business and innovation. A highly efficient network of numerous companies representing skilled trades, services and industry in and around Burghausen is what makes it such an attractive business location.

“We believe in transparency and open dialogue and maintain neighborly relations with the region.”

Dr. Peter von Zumbusch, Burghausen site manager

100 Years of WACKER in Burghausen

The longstanding links between WACKER and Burghausen are a wonderful success story: Dr, Alexander Wacker founded Wacker Chemie on October 13, 1914. Production commenced at the Burghausen site in 1916, with some 450 employees. Today, Burghausen has a workforce of over 8,000 and is the global company’s largest site. Production here is centered around five raw materials: metallurgical-grade silicon, methanol, ethylene, acetic acid and rock salt. Over 3,000 different products are manufactured from these and other raw and auxiliary materials.

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Basic and Advanced Training at High Levels

We pay particular attention to vocational and advanced training, and are a leading player in Bavaria’s vocational training sector.

With the Burghausen Vocational Training Center (BBiW), a Wacker Chemie AG Foundation, we are not only committed to initial training for young people, but also offer advanced training and retraining in the fields of chemistry, physics, metal work and electrical engineering, as well as in commercial subjects.

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ChemDelta Bavaria: Not just next to each other, but with each other

We work closely with neighboring companies situated in ChemDelta Bavaria. In order to promote the development of this key economic region, we got together with 18 chemical companies and associations to form the ChemDelta Bavaria initiative. The goal of this initiative is to secure and expand the region’s economic competitiveness in harmony with the people and environment in South East Bavaria.

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Commitment to the Next Generation Where the Chemistry’s Right

As a founding member of the Bavarian Educational Pact, we are committed to modern teaching methods and school management at second level. Moreover, we support students through a number of different activities, such as the Young Scientists competition and the Chemistry Olympics Supporting third-level institutions, too, is a key area at WACKER. As a cooperation partner for Campus Burghausen, a branch of Rosenheim Technical University, we support students through a tightly woven mix of theory and practice.

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