Wacker Chemie Celebrates
40th Anniversary in Brazil
• BRAZIL: Wacker Chemie AG is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Brazil-based South American headquarters.
Wacker Química do Brasil Ltda., which
was established in São Paulo, in 1977
and now has more than 100 employees,
represents an important milestone in
the Group’s South American expansion.
In Jandira near São Paulo, Wacker now
manufactures silicone products used,
for example, in the textile, construction,
paper, agrochemical, personal care and
cosmetics industries. The company is
currently building a new multifunctional
facility at the site for manufacturing an-tifoam agents and functional silicone
Wacker Química do Brasil has been
supplying the South American market
with silicone products and polymer bind-
ers for 40 years. The 21,000m² site houses
administration and logistics, as well as its
own silicone production facilities.
“Our sales in this region have grown
at an average rate of more than nine
percent annually over the past 10 years.
At the same time, local production
volumes have increased five-fold,” explained Wacker executive board member Tobias Ohler.
Wacker contends Wacker Brazil is ideally positioned, he continued, thanks to
high product quality, excellent service
and a committed team of experts. “In the
years ahead, we expect demand in South
America to grow for our high-quality
specialty chemicals—and see huge potential for our Jandira site,” Ohler said.
Executive board member Auguste
Willems underscored the future opportu-
nities for innovative Wacker products.
“Thanks to their virtually unlimited
applications, silicones have become an
integral part of daily life, whether in the
electronics industry, the automotive sec-
tor, in cosmetics or medicine. Our polymer
binders enable cutting-edge construction
solutions, such as fire-protection coatings
and water-saving sealing systems. As for
our novel biotech products, we are build-
ing a bridge between chemistry and bio-
technology,” said Willems.
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