On 19 April 2017, vanBaerle opens a new silicate plant in the Taiwanese port of Taichung. The 5,250m2 site is currently run by nine employees working in the laboratory and production. Our subsidiary vanBaerle Silicates Taiwan uses the Taichung site as a base to serve the Asian market.
Through the creation of a pure holding company, with effect from 30 June 2017, our legal form is adapted in line with the Group's business structure. The Hygiene business was spun off into a new, independent company, vanBaerle Hygiene AG. The Silicates business remains within vanBaerle AG, which, at some point in the future, will be renamed vanBaerle Silicates AG. All support functions for the whole vanBaerle Group are united in another new company, vanBaerle Management AG.
In August 2017, a new subsidiary, vanBaerle Swiss Hygiene GmbH, is established in Lörrach, Germany.