2008

News Archiv

Here you will find the all news for Eckart and our subsidiary companies for the year 2008.

November 20, 2008

Metal surcharges

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

SKion GmbH Offer for Acquisition of ALTANA Shares

Today SKion GmbH informed us about their decision to make an offer for the acquisition of shares in ALTANA AG. 

November 05, 2008

ALTANA continues its growth course

Sales: plus 7 percent, Earnings (EBITDA): plus 18 percent, Outlook revised and increased
 

October 28, 2008

ECKART: Gathering Pace in China

ECKART is pleased to announce the completion of its first production facility in Asia, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. 

October 02, 2008

ALTANA completes acquisition of USBP

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

Metal surcharges

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

ALTANA acquires effect pigment business of USBP

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

ALTANA posts robust growth in the first six months of 2007

Sales: +7 percent, Earnings (EBITDA): +22 percent, Optimistic outlook is updated
 

August 07, 2008

ALTANA reports sales and earnings growth in the first half of 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

ECKART announces metal surcharges

As already announced ECKART 's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

May 05, 2008

ALTANA Annual General Meeting approves dividend proposal

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

ALTANA reports positive business performance in the first quarter of 2008

Sales: plus 3 percent (operating growth: plus 5 percent), EBITDA: plus 16 percent, Positive earnings outlook confirmed 

April 26, 2008

The new ALTANA starts with good First Quarter 2007

- Sales: +7 percent
- Earnings (EBITDA): +23 percent
- Optimistic outlook for 2007
 

April 26, 2008

ALTANA seeks delisting in the U.S.

ALTANA seeks delisting in the U.S.  

April 04, 2008
March 31, 2008

Metal surcharges

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

ALTANA AG reports excellent business year 2007

- 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

ALTANA reports successful business year 2007

Excellent start as pure specialty chemicals company
Sales: €1,380 million (+ 7%)
EBITDA: €248 million (+ 33%)
 

January 18, 2008

Eckart announces price increase for Cosmetic Pigments

Due to the increased costs of energy, raw materials and transportation Eckart will increase prices ...