ALTANA AG is a globally active group of companies. It develops, produces, and sells high-quality specialty chemicals, including additives, special coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins, as well as testing and measuring instruments. The company is based in Wesel, Germany.

In August 2015, Stefan Genten joined ALTANA’s Management Board as the new CFO. He succeeded Martin Babilas, who became Chairman of the Management Board at the beginning of January 2016, succeeding Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber. A complete overview of the responsibilities of the members of ALTANA’s Management Board is provided in the Annual Report 2015.

To prepare for his new role in the Management Board, Martin Babilas explicitly sought personal exchange with employees in our group. To this end, he traveled to different ALTANA companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

In parallel, all staff members had the opportunity to give their opinion about the topic of Continuity and Change in an Intranet survey. The results show, on the one hand, that ALTANA’s Guiding Principles are firmly anchored in the workforce, and, on the other, that our employees are willing to change, for example when it comes to optimizing processes.

In the last fiscal year, the ALTANA Group generated sales of 2,059 million euros and its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, amortization and depreciation) amounted to 391 million euros. ALTANA achieved 87 percent of its sales in markets outside of Germany. Detailed information on our group’s financial data can be found in our annual report, where we also listed the public grants the companies in our group received in the 2015 fiscal year. The annual report can be called up at