LANXESS reopens Tokyo office

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS reopened its office in Tokyo on Wednesday after just over two weeks.
The approximately 60 LANXESS employees in the Japanese capital returned to their desks after an assessment of the current safety situation in Tokyo. The Group’s management team in Japan is also working out of Tokyo again. These managers had temporarily performed their duties from the site of LANXESS subsidiary Rhein Chemie in Toyohashi.
“The safety of our employees in Japan is our top priority,” said LANXESS Industrial Relations Director and Board of Management member Rainier van Roessel.  “We will therefore continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate precautions if necessary.”
Production in Toyohashi has so far been unaffected by the consequences of the earthquake.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2010 and currently about 14,850 employees in 24 countries. The company is at present represented at 45 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manu¬facturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.

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