EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wacker Chemie

Wacker Chemie

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Altötting; Oberbayern; Bayern
Location of affected unit(s): Burghausen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Number Employed: 820
Group: Wacker Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-06-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2008
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Planned Job Creation: 270

Additional Information

On 28 June 2006, the Wacker Group, a chemical company in Germany, announced the creation of 270 jobs at its new site in Burghausen till the end of 2009. Wacker plans to expand its annual polysilicon production capacity by an additional 4,500 metric tons to a total of 14,500 metric tons by the end of 2009. Wacker has earmarked capital expenditures of around EUR 300 million for this project.