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Brief History

LANXESS was formed in India on July 1, 2004. However, as Bayer Chemicals, LANXESS has a long history in India spanning back to more than 100 years

  • Before 1888
    Sales and distribution of pigments through Ullmann Hirschhorn & Co., Bell Brandenburg & Co. and Graham & Co., Bombay.

  • 1892
    Set-up of an agency, through J. Vernon, Bombay. Representation throughout India.

  • 1896
    Founded Farbenfabriken Bayer & Co. Ltd., former Vernon agency.

  • 1897
    Sales and distribution of Alizarin pigments through Kaba Gopaldas & Co.

  • 1967
    Started Bayer Thane site.

  • 1995
    Board member Dr. Walter Wenninger inaugurates the "Bayer House" in India.

  • 1997
    After purchase of majority shares of the Indian ABS Industries Ltd., Bayer for the first time disposes off own plastics production in India.

  • 2004
    LANXESS India Private Limited was incorporated on 20th February in the name and style of Bayer Rubber Chemicals Private Limited. The name of the company was changed to LANXESS India Private Limited effective 30th June.

  • 2005
    Bayer ABS Limited renamed as LANXESS ABS Limited in April.

  • 2007
    LANXESS announce plans to build new ion exchange resin plant for the Liquid Purification Technologies business unit in Jhagadia, Gujarat.

  • 2008
    LANXESS announced cessation of Rubber Chemicals plant in Thane and its relocation to Jhagadia, Gujarat.

  • 2009
    Relocation of technical centre to new location in Thane.
    LANXESS completed the acquisition of the chemical businesses and production assets of Indian company Gwalior Chemical Industries Ltd.

  • 2010
    LANXESS commences production at the Rubber Chemicals plant in Jhagadia in March 2010.
    LANXESS commences operations at the new ion exchange resin plant of the Liquid Purification Technologies business unit.
    Production of steam and electricity commenced at the cogeneration plants at Nagda, Madhya Pradesh and Jhagadia, Gujarat.

  • 2011
    LANXESS starts construction for new compounding facility for High Performance Materials plant in Jhagadia, Gujarat.
    LANXESS to relocate assets of manufacturing facility of Material Protection Products to Jhagadia.
    LANXESS to relocate assets of manufacturing facility of Rhein Chemie to Jhagadia.

  • 2012
    LANXESS inaugurates Rhein Chemie and Material Protection Products production facilities at Jhagadia.
    LANXESS India moved to a new address in Thane.
    LANXESS inaugurates High Performance Materials production facility at Jhagadia.
    LANXESS inaugurates the 'Waste water post treatment plant' at its site in Nagda

  • 2014
    LANXESS relocates the assets of its erstwhile LANXESS Rubber Chemicals Technical Centre in Thane to the Tech Centre of its leading distributor Ram Charan at Chennai. This centre will serve rubber customers across the country.
  • 2015
    September 22, 2015: LANXESS and Saudi Aramco plans to establish a joint venture for synthetic rubber. LANXESS and Saudi Aramco subsidiary, Aramco Overseas Company, will each hold a 50 percent interest in the joint venture, with annual sales of approximately three billion Euro in 2014. 
  • 2016
    April 1, 2016 : LANXESS and Saudi Aramco complete joint venture deal. ARLANXEO, the new joint venture, launched on April 1, 2016 as planned.