LANXESS launched its first plant in Russia in the industrial SEZ “Lipetsk”

4 July 2013
Today in the industrial SEZ “Lipetsk” included in the RUSSEZ network the German specialty chemical company LANXESS has opened its first plant in Russia. It is the 10th plant opened in SEZ “Lipetsk”

 At the new plant in the SEZ “Lipetsk” the company Rhein Chemie, the affiliate of LANXESS, is going to manufacture polymer-bound rubber additives, which are primarily used for the automotive and tire industries. The production capacity is up to 1500 tons of pre-dispersed Rhenogran polymer-bound additives annually.  A production facility of up to 80 000 Rhenoshape tire bladders annually­ is planned to be added in 2016. The overall investment volume is worth several million Euros.

 Mikhail Trushko, CEO of RUSSEZ:

 "In the SEZ "Lipetsk" the 10th facility has already been opened. The plant belongs to the German specialty chemicals company LANXESS. The high-tech plant in the SEZ "Lipetsk" is one of the modules of the international tire-ingredients producing cluster comprised of Belgian Bekaert and Japanese Yokohama. The cluster is actively being constructed and successfully operates in the Special Economic Zone from 2008. RUSSEZ creates all the necessary conditions for the successful implementation of international investment projects in different regions of Russia”.

Dr. Anno Borkowsky, CEO of Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH (subsidiary of LANXESS, opening the plant in SEZ “Lipetsk”):

 “Excellent location in close proximity to our customers and good infrastructure in the Lipetsk Industrial Park was crucial to our decision to choose the site”.

Werner Breuers, Member of the Board of Management of LANXESS: 

“Opening our first production facility in Russia marks yet another milestone in our long-term commitment to this market. Since entering the market in 2009, we have quadrupled our sales in Russia and established strategic partnerships in our target industries and with research institutes. The new facility will enable us to harness market potential more effectively, particularly in the automotive and tire industries”. 


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