Change

  • Completed the acquisition of Boxing Oleochemicals, China
  • Announced €45 million investment in a new dicumyl peroxide (DCP) plant at our Ningbo multi-site in China
  • Demerger and divestment of Chemicals Pakistan
  • Opened bleaching Chemical Island in Brazil and announced €80 million investment in the construction of a Chemical Island to supply the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill
  • Began work at our Taixing site in China to increase annual production capacity for MCA to 100,000 MT
  • Broke ground on our €140 million investment to modernize and expand manufacturing at our Frankfurt site and switch our chlorine production from mercury to the latest membrane electrolysis technology
  • Completed de-bottlenecking at the Stockvik site in Sweden, giving us 30 percent more production capacity for our Expancel expandable microspheres
  • Signed an agreement with Mexichem Resinas Vinilicas, S.A. de C.V. to supply our pioneering Continuous Initiator Dosing (CiD) technology to three of their plants

Key figures in € millions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2012

Revenue

 

5,335

 

5,543

EBITDA

 

906

 

889

EBITDA margin (in %)

 

17.0

 

16.0

EBIT

 

625

 

583

EBIT margin (in %)

 

11.7

 

10.5

Operating income

 

622

 

500

Moving average ROI (in %)

 

17.8

 

15.6

Employees by region at year-end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2012

North America

 

1,800

 

1,800

Latin America

 

900

 

1,000

Mature Europe

 

5,800

 

5,500

Emerging Europe

 

 

100

Asia Pacific

 

3,000

 

2,300

Total

 

11,500

 

10,700

Revenue breakdown by business unit in %

Specialty Chemicals – Revenue breakdown by business unit in % (pie chart)

Eco-premium solutions
% of revenue

Specialty Chemicals – Eco-premium solutions (bar chart)

Key value chains with carbon footprint assessment

Specialty Chemicals – Key value chains with carbon footprint assessment (bar chart)

Total reportable rate of injuries
per million hours

Total reportable rate of injuries (bar chart)

Geo-mix revenue by destination

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