Lanxess relocates to new HQ
The 1,000 or so employees at Lanxess’ global headquarters have completed the shift from the German town of Leverkusen to Cologne. The headquarters team now resides at the ‘Lanxess Tower’ at Kennedyplatz number 1 in the city’s Deutz district. For the first time, all of the company’s central management functions are united under the one roof.
“The move has made us more efficient,” said Lanxess Board of Management chairman Axel C. Heitmann at the headquarter site’s official inauguration ceremony on 3 September. “Particularly against the backdrop of our current situation, the concentration of our forces in the Lanxess Tower is incredibly important. We intend to carry on with our success story and the new headquarters will certainly play its part.”
According to Heitmann, the Laxness Tower provides everything the company needs to conduct its global business. “Not only is the building equipped with modern technology, it also represents sustainable and responsible architecture,” he said. “We are very comfortable here. The new site and the Lanxess Tower will have a positive effect on our corporate culture.”
Meanwhile, Saltigo GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lanxess AG, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Langenfeld in Germany to Leverkusen. Today the company’s workforce of over 100 moved into what used to be Lanxess’ main building. “The arrival of our fine chemicals specialist Saltigo will strengthen and further expand the Leverkusen site as Lanxess’ most important location worldwide for the agriculture megatrend,” said Lanxess Board of Management member Werner Breuers. A total of 550 employees will work at this site. The company’s Global Procurement & Logistics will be taking over Saltigo GmbH’s building in Langenfeld.