2009

News Archiv

Here you will find the all news for Eckart and our subsidiary companies for the year 2009.

December 17, 2009

Metal surcharges

As already announced in our last press release dated September 23, 2009 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
Due to the development of metal prices during the fourth quarter 2009 the following metal surcharges will apply for the first quarter 2010: 

November 05, 2009

ALTANA: Marked recovery of its business continues

- Considerable momentum in Q3
- Accumulated still clearly below prior-year figures
- Sales down 18 percent, EBITDA down 35 percent
- EBITDA margin 16 percent  

October 22, 2009

SKion GmbH makes a new, improved Tender Offer for Acquisition of ALTANA Shares

Today SKion GmbH informed us about their decision to make a new, improved offer for the acquisition of shares in ALTANA AG and they have published this decision today according to § 10 section 1 of the Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (German Wertpapiererwerbs- and Übernahmegesetz "WpÜG). 

September 23, 2009

Metal surcharges

Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

September 07, 2009

ECKART concentrates its production of aluminum pastes in Germany

ALTANA's ECKART Effect Pigments division strengthens its main factory in the Franconian town of Güntersthal (Bavaria) and its site in Wackersdorf 

August 06, 2009

First Half 2009: ALTANA still burdened by economic crisis

- Sales: down 25 percent
- EBITDA: down 52 percent; EBITDA margin 12.6 percent
- Cost management leads to significant savings
- Stabilization in the second quarter 

June 23, 2009

Metal surcharges

Due to the development of metal prices over the last few month's we regret to inform you that we have to apply the metal surcharge for the third quarter 2009 again. 

May 07, 2009

ECKART introduces improved metallic digital drop on demand inks at FESPA 2009

ECKART introduces improved JETFLUID metallic digital drop on demand inks at booth no. N87 in Hall 7 at FESPA 2009 Amsterdam from May 12-14, 2009. 

May 07, 2009

Global economic crisis burdens ALTANA

- Sales: down 30 percent
- EBITDA: down 71 percent
- Positive cash flow
- Consistent cost management 

March 26, 2009

ECKART with new effect pigment products at European Coatings Show 2009, hall 7A, booth 305

ECKART is presenting itself as an innovative and experienced consulting partner for all issues regarding innovative effect pigment applications at the ECS, the international coatings and paint industry trade fair, in Nuremberg... 

March 19, 2009

Economic crisis burdens growth course of ALTANA in 2008

Sales and earnings declined slightly, Fourth quarter overshadows full year results, Dividend proposal: 10 cent per share 

February 23, 2009
February 05, 2009

Business year 2008: ALTANA achieves margin target despite sharp business decline in the fourth quarter

Sales: €1,342 million (-3%), EBITDA: €243 million (-2%), EBITDA margin: 18.1%