NUNCHRITZ, Germany—For 25 years, Wacker's silicone and polysilicon production site along the banks of the Elbe River has been the focus of both investments and expansions.
At the quarter-century mark, Wacker Chemie A.G. has tallied about $1.84 billion in investments at the site. And with about 1,500 employees today, the production site represents the largest employer in Saxony, the state in which the facility sits in eastern Germany.
"Transforming the Nunchritz plant into one of the world's largest and most modern production facilities for silicon-based chemicals is no easy task and a large-scale project of such complexity can only be accomplished by working as a team," Wacker CEO Christian Hartelsaid in a news release. "The entire success of the project depends on the commitment and cooperation of all parties involved."
Hartel added that Nunchritz, which became operational in 1998, has been one of Wacker's most profitable and successful sites.