At A Glance

LANXESS – at the heart of the chemical industry

LANXESS is a leader in specialty chemicals and operates in all important global markets. In 2011, the company, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, achieved sales of EUR 8.8 billion.


With its extensive portfolio, it focuses on premium business. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of plastics, rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it supports its customers in developing and implementing made-to-measure system solutions. In these areas, which are at the very heart of the chemical industry, LANXESS has core expertise in the form of chemical and application-related know-how, flexible asset management and customer proximity. Our aim is, through innovative products, optimized processes and new ideas, to generate added value for the customers and the company.

Sustainable Growth

In all its activities around the world, the Group subscribes to the principle of sustainable development: Sustainability is the basis of every action at LANXESS, and we consider environmental compatibility and social responsibility to be of equal importance.