Wacker Chemie SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Wacker Chemie with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Wacker Chemie

Parent Company

Wacker Chemical Corporation

Category

Industrial products

Sector

Diversified chemicals

Tagline/ Slogan

Let’s make the perfect combination

USP

One of the world's top maker of polysilicon

STP

Segment

Siltronic, Silicones, Polymers, Polysilicon and Biosolutions

Target Group

Silicone and polymer chemistry, specialty and fine chemistry, polysilicon production and semiconductor technologies, paint and paper industries

Positioning

Leaders in customer-oriented supply

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Wacker Silicones division offers wide portfolio with 3,000 products ranging from silicone- based fluids, emulsions, resins, elastomers and sealants, to silanes and pyrogenic silica grades

2. Wacker is represented by subsidiaries and sales offices in 30 countries in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe and has a strong global presence

3. They have a strong employee base of around 17,000 people

4. Unilever presented WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company, with Partner to Win Award for its customer-oriented supply of silicone raw materials

5. One of the largest of its kind company in Germany as well as Europe

Weaknesses

1. The companies fiscal situation has suffered a decline due to the financial crisis

2. Sales weakened by ongoing crisis in the solar industry

3. Mccoy Silicons Ltd  allegation of deliberate sale of goods as loss leaders or at a discounted and predatory price by Wacker in India has tarnished the reputation of Wackers

Opportunities

1. Growth opportunities in Asia and other emerging countries

2. Region-specific product development via complete supply chain for dispersions and dispersible polymer powders can improve the reach

3. Good product portfolio for megatrends, such as energy, greater prosperity, urbanization and digitization

Threats

1. Government incentives in Germany and other European key markets being scaled back possesses a threat to the company

2. Rising Solar-silicon prices remain a major challenge

3. Economic fluctuations can affect the operational efficiency and performances

Competition

Competitors

1. Dow Corning Corporation

2. Rhodia

3. Evonik Degussa GmbH



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