Wacker Completes Shanghai Technical Center Expansion

Germany-based Wacker Chemie AG has completed the expansion of its Shanghai Technical Center,
located at Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. The 1 million-euro expansion, which doubled the
facility’s total floor space to 3,400 square meters, is part of Wacker’s long-term development
strategy in Asia — specifically in China — and is expected to increase the company’s local
research and development capabilities and enable optimal customer support for its customers in

The facility now includes more than 10 laboratories for Wacker’s silicone and polymer
activities, as well as the company’s sales office, enabling sales and development teams to work
together more closely. Wacker expanded and modernized all existing labs and set up new ones to meet
growing market demand. Markets served include textiles, construction, coatings, adhesives and

“Even though the economy is going through challenging times right now, Wacker’s commitment to
the Chinese market remains unchanged,” said Dr. Peter von Zumbusch, president, Wacker Chemicals
Greater China. “We will continue to develop the existing local facilities and business here by
making more investments in the coming years.”

July 15, 2009