Here you will find the all news for Eckart and our subsidiary companies for the year 2008.
- 20. November, 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.
- 06. November, 2008
Today SKion GmbH informed us about their decision to make an offer for the acquisition of shares in ALTANA AG.
- 06. November, 2008
The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG increased sales and operating earnings in the first three quarters of 2008 compared to the same period last year.
- 28. October, 2008
ECKART is pleased to announce the completion of its first production facility in Asia, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.
- 02. October, 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.
- 17. September, 2008
As announced in our last press release dated June 25, 2008 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
- 21. August, 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.
- 07. August, 2008
Sales: up 2 percent (4 percent operating growth), EBITDA: up 13 percent; EBITDA margin at high level, Burdens due to exchange rate effects
- 25. June, 2008
As already announced ECKART 's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
- 05. May, 2008
Regular dividend of €0.25 , Special dividend of €0.26, Payout ratio of 33%, Total dividend payment of just under €70 million
- 29. April, 2008
Sales: plus 3 percent (operating growth: plus 5 percent), EBITDA: plus 16 percent, Positive earnings outlook confirmed
- 04. April, 2008
- 31. March, 2008
As already announced in our last press release dated December 20, 2007 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
- 18. March, 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
- 31. January, 2008
Excellent start as pure specialty chemicals company
Sales: €1,380 million (+ 7%)
EBITDA: €248 million (+ 33%)
- 18. January, 2008
Due to the increased costs of energy, raw materials and transportation Eckart will increase prices ...