Wacker Chemie partners with Unily to enhance collaboration with a state-of-the-art intranet

Wacker Chemie, a technological leader in the chemical industry, has teamed up with Unily to launch a collaboration-focused intranet that will break down knowledge silos and drive a culture of two-way communication. The new intranet will empower 15k employees with the latest enterprise technology to connect with each other, as well as the tools and knowledge they need to stay productive and engaged.

Wacker employees using new intranet to collaborate in the lab

Building the hub for a collaborative culture with Unily

Unily is delighted to announce a partnership with WACKER to launch an intranet that will underpin a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing for 15k employees.

As a pioneer of modern chemistry, WACKER is a globally active company with more than 3.2k specialty chemical products. The organization is dedicated to developing intelligent solutions and innovative strategies for their customers in industries that range from electronics to consumer goods to biotechnology.

With a workforce spread across 24 production sites and subsidiaries and offices in 32 countries, WACKER sought to launch a digital hub that would connect team members within every role and division. Through seamless integrations with the Microsoft stack, the new intranet also serves as a home for core business applications and driver of productivity. 

"Our new GLOBE takes us away from our previous focus on organizational units. Now, we are rigorously re-imagining the intranet from the group up, from the perspective of our employees, the users."

Dirk Ramhorst - CIO and CDO at WACKER

Reimagining knowledge sharing and innovation

The impetus behind WACKER’s new intranet stems from an enterprise-wide initiative to promote knowledge sharing and transparency and to replace a legacy platform that was more than 10 years old.

"In the ten years that SharePoint has been in use at WACKER, information and communication needs have developed rapidly. In our private lives, we are all familiar with digital platforms, which we use to get information, exchange views, network with other people, and collaborate. The new version of GLOBE has enabled us to create a contemporary user experience."

Joerg Hettmann - SVP Corporate Communications at WACKER

To turn this goal into a reality, teams were encouraged to contribute content to the new WACKER GLOBE, the enterprise’s intranet. Employees can search, sort, and filter resources to ensure critical information remains at their fingertips. 

Wacker homepage

With specialist knowledge and efficient communications pathways always within reach, WACKER’s workforce has the tools and capabilities needed to continue to producing trailblazing products that touch every industry and sector.

"Partnering with WACKER presented a one-of-a-kind opportunity to drive collaboration in an organization comprised of experts and specialists. WACKER’s products are essential to so many different high-growth end-user sectors, and we’re excited to provide the tools to help fuel such an impactful organization."

Paul Jackson - Senior Vice President of Sales at Unily

About Unily

Unily was founded in 2005 by two British entrepreneurs to provide forward-thinking enterprises with a technology solution to solve internal communication, collaboration, productivity, and engagement challenges. 15 years later, the company boasts a portfolio of FTSE 500 clients who use their Employee Experience Platform to serve amazing digital experiences and achieve incredible returns.

About WACKER

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, WACKER is a globally active chemical company with some 14,700 employees and annual sales of around € 4.93 billion (2019). The enterprise is comprised of four divisions: WACKER SILICONES, WACKER POLYMERS, WACKER -BIOSOLUTIONS and WACKER POLYSILICON. WACKER’s customers come from virtually every major sector, with demand for their products in countless high-growth end-user sectors, such as photovoltaics, electronics, pharmaceuticals and household/personal-care products.

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