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»News archive 2014         » Report von the Business Year 2014

August 07, 2015

Half-Year Results: ALTANA Increases Sales by 9 Percent

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA was able to increase sales by 9 percent to €1,070 million in the first half of 2015 (previous year: €985 million). 

August 05, 2015

ALTANA extends €250 Million Credit Facility

The specialty chemicals company ALTANA AG has successfully adjusted and extended a syndicated line of credit in the amount of €250 million. 

June 26, 2015

ALTANA Management Board Repositions Itself for the Future

Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber (61) is going to retire and will hand over the chairmanship of the Management Board to longtime Management Board member Martin Babilas (43) on January 1, 2016, Stefan Genten (46) will become ALTANA’s new Chief Financial Officer on August 1, 2015
 

May 26, 2015

Dr. Stephan Glander New Division President of BYK Additives & Instruments

Dr. Stephan Glander (46) has been appointed new Managing Director of BYK-Chemie GmbH, based in Wesel, Germany 

April 27, 2015

Innovation study

Young Employees Seek More Scope for Creativity

Managers and entry-level employees have radically different opinions as to what the most important innovation drivers are. Thirty-four percent of young professionals would like to see more scope for employees. 

April 09, 2015

ALTANA Wins 2015 Bronze Stevie® Award

Prestigious business prize given as part of first annual German Stevie® Awards  

March 26, 2015

ALTANA Innovation Index 2015: Tapping Creativity - Industrial Corporations Buying into Startups

One in five industrial corporations holds a stake in a startup, but only one in ten enterprises systematically utilizes external knowledge 

March 20, 2015

ALTANA Achieves Leap in Sales and Earnings in 2014

Sales rise by 11 percent to around €2 billion, EBITDA reaches €397 million, with a margin of 20.4 percent, Outlook: Further profitable growth in 2015
 

February 26, 2015

Industry study:

Customer Is King – Enterprises Intensify Innovation Efforts

New development efforts are being focused more closely on customer needs, One in three enterprises will spend more on innovation in 2015, 78 percent of all companies reward good ideas monetarily 

December 22, 2014

ALTANA expands its business in Brazil through acquisitions

ACTEGA acquires two companies in the overprint varnish and printing ink industry in São Paulo state, Takeover of three production facilities and 210 employees, Consolidation of businesses in the new ACTEGA do Brasil 

October 07, 2014

Specialty Chemicals Company ALTANA Enlarges
Management Board

Dr. Christoph Schlünken, President of the BYK Additives & Instruments division, will join ALTANA’s Management Board as of November 1, 2014, Chief Financial Officer Martin Babilas will assume additional responsibilities, Reorganization caters to accelerated growth of the ALTANA Group