R&D and production facilities will remain in Leverkusen but most office functions have switch to the new Lanxess Tower in central Cologne.

“Except for a few finishing touches, the interior of the Lanxess Tower is complete. The building is almost 100 meters high and has some 38,500 square meters of floor space,” explained Norbert Mimberg, project manager at Lanxess. Around 6,000 containers and packing boxes were transported from Leverkusen and Dormagen to Cologne between July

and August in three major waves.

Alongside office floors with their contemporary design, the 22-story Lanxess Tower also contains a separate conference floor with 13 meeting rooms and a communication center with space for approximately 400 people.

Cologne’s Mayor, Jürgen Roters, also believes the specialty chemicals company’s move is a significant boost for the city. “I am pleased to be able to welcome Lanxess with its corporate headquarters and approximately 1,000 employees to Cologne. This relocation is an impressive acknowledgment of Cologne’s credentials as an industrial location.”