Effective January 1, 2006, LANXESS Distribution GmbH will transfer responsibility for order acceptance and processing and invoicing for the Europe-wide distribution of leather chemicals to LANXESS Srl in Italy. ‘Significant changes in the market conditions across Europe, the desire to further improve efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility and, last but not least, enormous cost pressure have led us to streamline our European organisation’, said Frank Paus, Head of Marketing & Sales in the Leather Business Unit, explaining this measure. ‘Our marketing activities – including the work of our experienced external sales force – and our central warehouse in Hürth near Cologne will be unaffected’, added Paus.

LANXESS are one of the few suppliers in the leather industry to supply all the products needed in leather manufacture – including inorganic and synthetic tanning materials, preservatives and fatliquoring agents, dyestuffs and tanning and finishing auxiliaries. Detailed information on the extensive range of products can be found on the internet at http://www.lanxessleather.com