LANXESS opens new headquarters

for high-performance rubber in the Netherlands

  • May 2, 2013
  • LANXESS opens new headquarters
    LANXESS opens new headquarters

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS, the world's leading producer of synthetic rubber, has inaugurated the new headquarters of its Keltan Elastomers business unit in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands. With immediate effect the company is managing its global business for ethylene-propylene-diene monomer high-performance rubber (EPDM rubber), marketed under the Keltan brand, from the modern complex of buildings on the Chemelot Campus.

Werner Breuers, the member of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG, and Günther Weymans, head of the LANXESS Keltan Elastomers business unit, officially inaugurated the headquarters today at an opening ceremony. The celebration was attended by Twan Beurskens, Deputy for Economic Affairs for the Province of Limburg, Sjraar Cox, Mayor of Sittard-Geleen, Bert Kip, Managing Director of the Chemelot Campus, and some 70 additional guests from politics and business. With the new headquarters, LANXESS is bringing together major portions of the management, administration, production and R&D for its worldwide EPDM business under one roof at the Dutch site.

“Forward-looking technologies and innovative products are the business model and the cornerstone of LANXESS' success. With the acquisition of the elastomer business from Royal DSM N.V. two years ago and the creation of the new LANXESS Keltan Elastomers business unit with its headquarters in Sittard-Geleen, LANXESS has become the world's leading producer of EPDM rubber,” said Werner Breuers of the LANXESS Board of Management at the event.

“The opening of the new headquarters of our still young division marks the beginning of a new era for us,” said Günther Weymans, head of the Keltan Elastomers business unit. “The next chapter of our global success begins here in Sittard-Geleen. The innovative environment that already exists at the Chemelot Campus offers us optimal conditions to continue to build on our global success. The new headquarters also underlines our clear belief in this site.”