Wacker stops short-time work at Burghausen’s polysilicon facilities

Wacker stops short-time work at Burghausen’s polysilicon facilities

7:23 AM, 12th February 2013
Wacker stops short-time work at Burghausen’s polysilicon facilities

MUNICH/BURGHAUSEN, GERMANY: Wacker Chemie AG has stopped the short-time work schedule introduced at Burghausen’s polysilicon facilities back in early October 2012. The Munich-based chemical company took this decision amid growing demand from its solar-sector customers. To serve this demand growth, the company is ramping up its current capacities, which are currently curbed to two-thirds of full utilization, and is, thus, ending short-time work at Wacker Polysilicon.

“We sold more polysilicon than expected in January. Our order intake has increased so much over the last few weeks that plant-utilization levels are currently insufficient to produce the quantities ordered. Thanks to its modern and flexible technologies, Wacker could align capacities to customer needs at very short notice. As a consequence, the company could react to current and future market trends promptly, regardless of how long today’s surge in demand lasted,” said Ewald Schindlbeck, President, Wacker Polysilicon.

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