Here you will find the all news for Eckart and our subsidiary companies for the year 2008.
- November 20, 2008
Due to the drastic development of the copper price in the last few weeks Eckart will adjust the metal surcharges exceptionally effective 01.12.2008.
- November 06, 2008
Today SKion GmbH informed us about their decision to make an offer for the acquisition of shares in ALTANA AG.
- November 05, 2008
Sales: plus 7 percent, Earnings (EBITDA): plus 18 percent, Outlook revised and increased
- October 28, 2008
ECKART is pleased to announce the completion of its first production facility in Asia, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.
- October 02, 2008
After having received the approval by the German antitrust authorities, ALTANA AG now completes the acquisition of the effect pigments business of the American company United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP) with immediate effect.
- September 17, 2008
As announced in our last press release dated June 25, 2008 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
- August 21, 2008
The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of the American company United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area.
- August 08, 2008
Sales: +7 percent, Earnings (EBITDA): +22 percent, Optimistic outlook is updated
- August 07, 2008
Sales: up 2 percent (4 percent operating growth), EBITDA: up 13 percent; EBITDA margin at high level, Burdens due to exchange rate effects
- June 25, 2008
As already announced ECKART 's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
- May 05, 2008
Regular dividend of €0.25 , Special dividend of €0.26, Payout ratio of 33%, Total dividend payment of just under €70 million
- April 29, 2008
Sales: plus 3 percent (operating growth: plus 5 percent), EBITDA: plus 16 percent, Positive earnings outlook confirmed
- April 26, 2008
- Sales: +7 percent
- Earnings (EBITDA): +23 percent
- Optimistic outlook for 2007
- April 26, 2008
ALTANA seeks delisting in the U.S.
- April 04, 2008
- March 31, 2008
As already announced in our last press release dated December 20, 2007 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
- March 18, 2008
- Dynamic growth in sales and earnings
- Dividend proposal: €0.25 per share
- Special dividend: €0.26 per share
- Positive outlook for the business year 2008
- January 31, 2008
Excellent start as pure specialty chemicals company
Sales: €1,380 million (+ 7%)
EBITDA: €248 million (+ 33%)
- January 18, 2008
Due to the increased costs of energy, raw materials and transportation Eckart will increase prices ...