At a Glance

LANXESS – at the heart of the chemical industry

LANXESS is a leading speciality chemicals company based in Cologne. With around 13,100 employees in 33 countries, we are an established company on the global market. Our primary expertise lies in producing, developing and marketing chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics, with annual sales of EUR 8.1 billion (2022).  LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.


The responsibilities for the operational business of LANXESS are borne by 10 business units, which are geared towards the needs of the market. The business unit heads report directly to the LANXESS Board of Management.

This enables quick decisions - that benefit the company - without hindering bureaucracy. The business units are grouped into the three segments Performance Polymers, Advanced Intermediates and Performance Chemicals.


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.