Press Releases 2020
Dec 09, 2020
WACKER Intends to Sell Its Stake in Siltronic to GlobalWafers
The Supervisory Board of Wacker Chemie AG approved today the conclusion of an irrevocable undertaking with GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., a company based in Taiwan. Under this agreement, WACKER irrevocably undertakes to transfer its entire stake in Siltronic AG – accounting for some 30.8 percent – to GlobalWafers as part of a voluntary takeover bid that GlobalWafers will submit to Siltronic shareholders.
Dec 09, 2020
WACKER Supervisory Board Appoints Christian Hartel as the Company’s Future CEO
At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Wacker Chemie AG made key personnel decisions to ensure long-term continuity in the management of the Company. Rudolf Staudigl (66), President & CEO of the Executive Board of Wacker Chemie AG, will retire at the end of the next Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, scheduled for May 12, 2021. The Supervisory Board has appointed Christian Hartel (49), an Executive Board member since 2015, to succeed Staudigl as of the same date.
Nov 23, 2020
CureVac and WACKER Sign Manufacturing Contract for CureVac’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate: CVnCoV
CureVac N.V. (Nasdaq: CVAC), a biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of transformative medicines based on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA), and Wacker Chemie AG announced today that they had signed a contract for the manufacturing of CureVac’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate CVnCoV.
Oct 23, 2020
WACKER Institute for Silicon Chemistry The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes pioneering research on silicone crosslinking without precious metals
A special honor has been bestowed upon researchers from the WACKER Group and from the WACKER Institute for Silicon Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Sep 08, 2020
WACKER Presents Innovation Award for the Development of New Silicone Resins for Optical Bonding Applications
Munich-based chemical Group WACKER has honored Korean employees SeungA Lee and JungEun Lee with the Alexander Wacker Innovation Award for the development of new silicone resins for optical bonding applications.
Aug 04, 2020
Annual Shareholders’ Meeting 2020: WACKER Expects Declines in Sales and Earnings Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Rudolf Staudigl, President and CEO of the Munich-based chemical group, discussed the pandemic’s economic effects in his speech, which had been published in advance on the WACKER website and delivered live to shareholders during the virtual meeting.
May 05, 2020
Corona Pandemic: WACKER to Hold Virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to Protect Participants’ Health
Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, Wacker Chemie AG has decided to hold a virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting this year, without the physical presence of its shareholders or their proxies.
Mar 23, 2020
WACKER Donates Chemicals for the Production of Disinfectants for Bavarian Hospitals and Care Facilities
On receiving an inquiry from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Munich-based chemical group WACKER this weekend made the unbureaucratic gesture of donating chemicals for the production of 15,000 liters of hand sanitizer for the production of disinfectants to Bavarian hospitals and care facilities.