A "global player" in specialty chemicals - that's LANXESS.

The company's roots go back to 1863, the year Bayer AG was founded. 141 years later - in 2004 - the majority of the chemicals business and about one third of the plastics activities were spun-off in the course of a reorganization of Bayer AG and transferred to the newly established LANXESS AG and its subsidiaries. 

The name LANXESS - an artificial word derived from the French "lancer" "to move forward" and the English word "success" – both aptly describe the development of the Group.

Today we are shaping the future of the chemical industry through innovative products, sustainable solutions and our high level of technical expertise.

We deliver quality at all levels - with excellent products, responsible employees and decisive leadership, we are continuing to expand our competitive position in the global chemical industry.

The claim "Energizing Chemistry" embodies LANXESS's philosophy: Our view of the entire industry, but also our self-image: to be fast, agile, and resistant. Concentration on the essentials. Always continuously improving. For our customers, employees, the environment and society as a whole.


Quality Works. The campaign

In order to put Energizing Chemistry into practice, we focus our work and everything we do on one main maxim: Quality means producing high-quality products that deliver what they promise.

At LANXESS, quality means much more: We live quality. It is at the core of our work. We want our customers to rely on us 100 percent in all matters - in every phase of our cooperation. From the first meeting to perfect implementation. Fast, uncomplicated and efficient - in keeping with the motto "Energizing Chemistry".

For us, quality also means taking responsibility for the environment and society, and creating value together. In this way, LANXESS contributes to protecting the climate and environment and improving people's quality of life with our globally applicable high-quality standards for products, processes and technologies.

Our committment to everything we do. And, our promise to our customers. For joint success and a sustainable future.


Quality Works. Stories

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LANXESS - Focus on climate protection

We want to become climate neutral by 2040. We have developed a clear strategy for this and launched the first major projects. With this new goal, we are building on our successful climate commitment to date. 
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LANXESS makes toys colorful

They are an indispensable part of any amusement park. Riding on them is a fun activity for many, but for others, the mere sight of a roller coaster is enough to make them feel queasy.
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“I find it fascinating to fly with a little piece of fabric"

“Ready, go!” shouts Peter Nitsche, the man with the checkered shirt and a hat to protect him from the hot sun. Then, a trainee flyer with a black helmet runs forward a few steps. 


Welcome to the LANXESS arena!
LANXESS is the name giver for Germany's largest multifunctional arena.



"This sponsorship is the success story of two strong partners - LANXESS, a leading global specialty chemicals group, and the LANXESS arena, one of the world's top 10 arenas," says Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG. "As a Cologne-based company, we are proud to continue to be the naming sponsor of the arena. It is a landmark of the city and a magnet for people from all over the world. Together with our Group headquarters, which is located in the immediate vicinity on the banks of the Rhine river, we have created a unique ensemble to make the LANXESS brand tangible and visible - here in Cologne and far beyond. It is also a clear commitment to our home base.

The partnership between LANXESS and the arena began in 2008, when we were looking for a landmark in North Rhine-Westphalia to demonstrate our commitment to the Cologne region and to Germany as a business location. With success! Today, the LANXESS arena is a household name far beyond Cologne's city limits. LANXESS and arena - because the chemistry is right!

Markus Grunau

Head of Brand Communications

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