Wesel, April 9, 2015

ALTANA Wins 2015 Bronze Stevie® Award

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

ALTANA announced today that it was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the “Company of the Year – Other Industries” category in the first annual German Stevie® Awards. The German Stevie Awards are the newest of the Stevie Awards programs, which are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace in programs such as The International Business Awards for more than a decade.  All organizations in Germany were eligible to submit nominations.

Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala banquet at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Berlin on March 27, 2015. ALTANA was nominated for the Stevie award by the organizers of the German Stevie Awards, who highlighted the company’s impressive combination of growth and sustainability and high level of social commitment as contributors to its selection for the honor. Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, CEO of ALTANA AG said, “The award is above all a tribute to the success of our more than 6,000 employees worldwide who make ALTANA a leader in innovative specialty chemicals every day.”

More than 200 nominations from organizations across Germany were considered this year for the Stevie® Awards in categories including Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and New Product of the Year, among others.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 50 executives who participated in judging the week of 16 February.
Details about the German Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Deutschland.

ALTANA develops and produces high-quality, innovative products in the specialty chemicals business. The ALTANA Group, with headquarters in Wesel/Germany, is a genuine “global player” with about 86 percent of its sales generated by international activities. The ALTANA Group has four divisions: BYK Additives & Instruments, ECKART Effect Pigments, ELANTAS Electrical Insulation, and ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants. All of these divisions occupy a leading position in their target markets with respect to quality, product solution expertise, innovation and service. 

ALTANA offers innovative, environmentally compatible solutions with the matching specialty products for coating manufacturers, paint and plastics processors, the printing and cosmetic industries, and the electrical and electronics industry. The product range includes additives, special coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins and varnishes, and testing and measuring instruments. At present, the ALTANA Group has 49 production facilities and more than 50 service and research laboratories worldwide. Throughout the Group more than 6,000 people work to ensure the success of ALTANA worldwide. In 2014, ALTANA achieved sales of about 2 billion euros. Its impressive earning power and high growth rate make ALTANA one of the most successful and innovative chemical group worldwide.