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 2014, ALTANA enlarged its Management Board and redistributed the tasks within it. The Chairman of the Management Board, Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, continues to oversee core functions such as Corporate Development, Innovation Management, and Human Resources. In addition to the financial affairs of the Group, Martin Babilas now assumes responsibility for the ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants and ELANTAS Electrical Insulation divisions. The new member of the Management Board, Dr. Christoph Schlünken, is in charge of Environment & Safety, ALTANA Excellence, as well as the BYK Additives & Instruments and ECKART Effect Pigments divisions. A complete overview of the responsibilities of the members of ALTANA’s Management Board is provided in the Annual Report 2014.

In the 2014 fiscal year, the ALTANA Group generated sales of € 1,952 million and achieved EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, amortization and depreciation) of € 397 million. The company’s sales were evenly distributed between all regions of the world. Detailed information on ALTANA’s financial results can be found in our annual report, where we also listed the public grants and social benefits the companies in our group received in the 2014 fiscal year. The annual report can be called up at