LANXESS is Energizing Chemistry …

… to make possible energy-efficient “Green Tires” … lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles … cleaner water … more productive agriculture … and countless products and technologies that make our lives better.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.9 billion in 2015 and about 16,600 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.

Parent Company
Köln, DE
LANXESS was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Köln, DE

Key People at LANXESS

Michael Pontzen

Michael Pontzen

Chief Financial Officer
Matthias Zachert

Matthias Zachert

Chairman of the Board of Management
Rainier Van Roessel

Rainier Van Roessel

Board of Management

LANXESS Office Locations

LANXESS has offices in Köln, Berlin and Mannheim
Köln, DE (HQ)
Kennedypl., 50679 Köln

LANXESS Data and Metrics


Founding Date

LANXESS is a subsidiary of Bayer

LANXESS Financial Metrics

LANXESS's revenue was reported to be €7.9 b in FY, 2015 which is a 1% decrease from the previous period.
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015


8 b7.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

6.4 b6.2 b

Gross profit

1.6 b1.7 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

742 m759 m

R&D expense

160 m130 m

General and administrative expense

278 m284 m

Operating expense total

1.2 b1.2 b

Depreciation and amortization

426 m418 m


644 m833 m

EBITDA margin, %



218 m415 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

72 m70 m

Interest income

3 m4 m

Pre tax profit

80 m288 m

Income tax expense

36 m121 m

Net Income

44 m167 m
EURY, 2014Y, 2015


1 b366 m

Total Assets

7.3 b7.2 b

Total Debt

1.9 b1.7 b

Total Liabilities

5.1 b4.9 b
EURFY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

797 m692 m

LANXESS Revenue Breakdown

LANXESS Job Categories

Traffic Overview of LANXESS

LANXESS Online and Social Media Presence

LANXESS News and Updates

Lanxess Is Buying Chemtura for About $2.7 Billion

To improve the German company's additives business.

LANXESS Company Life and Culture

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