Here you will find the all news for Eckart and our subsidiary companies for the year 2009.
- 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 ...
- 17. December, 2009
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:
- 05. November, 2009
- Considerable momentum in Q3
- Accumulated still clearly below prior-year figures
- Sales down 18 percent, EBITDA down 35 percent
- EBITDA margin 16 percent
- 22. October, 2009
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).
- 23. September, 2009
Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis.
- 07. September, 2009
ALTANA's ECKART Effect Pigments division strengthens its main factory in the Franconian town of Güntersthal (Bavaria) and its site in Wackersdorf
- 06. August, 2009
- Sales: down 25 percent
- EBITDA: down 52 percent; EBITDA margin 12.6 percent
- Cost management leads to significant savings
- Stabilization in the second quarter
- 23. June, 2009
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.
- 07. May, 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.
- 07. May, 2009
- Sales: down 30 percent
- EBITDA: down 71 percent
- Positive cash flow
- Consistent cost management
- 26. March, 2009
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...
- 19. March, 2009
Sales and earnings declined slightly, Fourth quarter overshadows full year results, Dividend proposal: 10 cent per share
- 23. February, 2009
- 05. February, 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%