A Word With… Torsten Derr, Chief Executive Officer, Saltigo GmbH


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Dr. Derr, first of all let me congratulate you on your recent new appointment as CEO of Saltigo. You were handed over the reins of the company after the retirement of Mr. Wolfgang Schmitz: what will be the hallmark of your “era”?
Saltigo will continue to play a leading role in the exclusive synthesis of agrochemicals and fine chemicals. The company is in very good shape: highly qualified staff and a world scale technology platform helps us to satisfy the needs of our customers. I will increase the pace of Saltigo by expanding our capacities and growing our business in regions outside of Europe.

Saltigo announced early this year a 60 million investments by 2017 for the expansion of the Leverkusen site. Can you provide our readers with some details of this operation?
Our growth was limited by our manufacturing capacities. This is why we are significantly expanding our multi-purpose plants on our site in Leverkusen. We will use a large share of the in ...