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80 Years of Experience

We rank as one of the leading and old-established producers of silicon carbide grades and sizes.

ESK-SIC GmbH was founded in 1998 as a 100-percent subsidiary of
Elektroschmelzwerk Kempten GmbH within the Wacker-Chemie Group. Following a management
buy-out, it has been operating as an independent company since 2001. The company can
draw on more than 80 years of experience in the production and processing of silicon carbide.

1922
Founding of Elektroschmelzwerk Kempten AG by Dr Max Schaidhauf in Kempten

1933
Acquisition of ESK by Wacker-Chemie

1952
Construction and start-up of the Grefrath plant

1972-74
Development of the new SiC technology

1998
Founding of ESK-SIC GmbH

2001
Company takeover by its management in an MBO

2006
Construction and start-up of a new micro-processing plant

2007
Construction and start-up of a new processing plant for fine grades

2008
Extension of SiC product portfolio by submicron grades

2009

 

2013
Certification according to ISO 50001