Success Story

ALTANA develops and manufactures high-quality, innovative products in the specialty chemicals business. The company has four divisions: BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS and ACTEGA. Each of them occupies a leading position on its target market with respect to quality, product solution expertise, innovation and service.

We keep setting new goals

All around the world ALTANA stands for unique, individual solutions appropriate to the market – and thus for a unique success story. We keep on making our goals more and more ambitious, so that we are always improving. This has worked in the past and we want to continue this successful approach in the future. In 2018 ALTANA pushed up its sales to more than EUR 2 billion. The EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of ALTANA in 2018 was EUR 431 million.

We aim to be the market leader in all our target markets anywhere in the world and also to achieve a permanent increase in our turnover and operating result in the future. As a specialty chemicals company we want to maintain our dynamic growth and increase the value of our company for customers and employees.

Success comes from being a market leader

The product range includes additives, special coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins & varnishes and testing and measuring instruments. We offer our customers innovative, environmentally compatible solutions with the matching specialty products for coating manufacturers, paint and plastics processors, the printing and cosmetics industries, and the electrical and electronics industry.