2003

Press Archive

Here you will find the press releases for ALTANA and our subsidiary companies for the years from 2002 until today.

Press releases from the ALTANA Holding until 2006 you will find here.

December 10, 2003

ALTANA Chemie Extends China Commitment

Already four wholly owned subsidiaries in China Wesel, December 10, 2003 -ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, is concentrating on the Asian market. With retroactive effect from July 1, 2003, ALTANA Coatings & Sealants has increased its stake in the existing joint venture of China's Shunde Rhenac ...  

November 06, 2003

ALTANA in the first nine months: Growth despite weak dollar

Return on sales (EBT) more than 22%; sales rise by 5%, profit before taxes (EBT) up 12%
Bad Homburg, November 6, 2003 - ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA; FWB: ALT) reported sales of around €2 billion for the first nine months of 2003, up 5% on the equivalent previous year's figure. "Despite ...  

August 13, 2003

ALTANA completes acquisition of Electrical Insulation Business from Schenectady International

Bad Homburg/ Wesel, August 13, 2003 - ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA; FSE: ALT), Bad Homburg, Germany, announced today, that it has completed the acquisition of the global electrical insulation business from Schenectady International, Inc. (SII), USA. The acquisition was announced in April 2003. SII ac ...  

August 04, 2003

ALTANA: Strong profit growth in the first half year

Profit before taxes (EBT) rises 25%; operating growth margin 28% Bad Homburg, August 4, 2003 - ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA; FSE: ALT), Bad Homburg, reported sales of approximately €1.4 billion for the first half of 2003, up 7% on the equivalent previous year's figure of approximately &e ... 

April 14, 2003

ALTANA Acquires Electrical Insulation Business from Schenectady International

Strategic Strengthening of ALTANA Chemie Bad Homburg, April 14, 2003 - ALTANA AG, Bad Homburg, Germany, and Schenectady International, Inc. (SII), USA, announced today that ALTANA Chemie will acquire SII's global electrical insulation business. The acquisition is planned to be complet ... 

March 27, 2003

New AWETA Technical Service Laboratory for BYK-Chemie USA, Inc.

Only 7 months after starting construction, the new AWETA Technical Service Laboratory for BYK-Chemie USA was opened on March 7, 2003. The new laboratory is designed for technical service and quality control and is equipped to support basic technical service projects for most applications in paint an ...