Welcome to LANXESS Annual Report 2011!

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The LANXESS Group had 16,713 employees worldwide as of March 31, 2012, which was 323 more than on December 31, 2011 (16,390). The principal reason for the increase was again the Group’s growth strategy.

The number of employees in the EMEA region (excluding Germany) rose by 41 to 3,398. Headcount in Germany came to 7,873, against 7,846 as of December 31, 2011. The workforce in North America expanded by 105 to 1,532, largely due to the first-time inclusion of the employees of Tire Curing Bladders, LLC, Little Rock, United States, which was acquired in March 2012. In Latin America, headcount rose slightly compared to December 31, 2011, from 1,585 to 1,591.The number of employees in the Asia-Pacific region advanced by 144, from 2,175 to 2,319, due largely to the investment activity in those countries.