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Asahi Kasei to relocate European headquarters

Asahi Kasei relocates its European headquarters Asahi Kasei Europe (AKEU) within Düsseldorf, Germany

14th May 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Düsseldorf

Transport/​Aerospace, Interiors, Medical/Hygiene, Clothing/​Footwear

The AKXY concept car developed by Asahi Kasei jointly with GLM. © Asahi Kasei

Asahi Kasei relocates its European headquarters Asahi Kasei Europe (AKEU) within Düsseldorf. The relocation is scheduled for the second half of 2020. At the new location at Düsseldorf Harbor, the company consolidates its sales, marketing and R&D activities to further enhance its business approach to the European automotive industry.

After the establishment of its European Headquarter Asahi Kasei Europe at Seestern, Düsseldorf, in April 2016, Asahi Kasei has been accelerating its activities towards the European automotive industry. This has been followed by the opening of the Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center in Chempark Dormagen in October 2017, providing local technical support and strengthening the cooperation with European companies and universities.

To lay the base for further growth, Asahi Kasei decided to relocate its European headquarters. In April 2019, Asahi Kasei Europe signed a rental contract for the C-View office location in Düsseldorf Harbor. At the same time, Asahi Kasei Microdevices Europe – located at Seestern – and the Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center will also move from Chempark Dormagen to the new office.

The R&D Center is currently using the office space of Asahi Kasei Spandex Europe (AKSE), a manufacturer of elastic fibres. AKSE is not planning to relocate and will stay at its current location at Chempark Dormagen.

“The C-View office provides us with the great opportunity to combine our sales, marketing and R&D activities at one single location. This will enable us to further accelerate our business activities in Europe, especially towards the European automotive industry. At the same time, it shows our commitment to the city of Düsseldorf as a strong base for our European business,” commented Hideki Tsutsumi, Managing Director of Asahi Kasei Europe.

Asahi Kasei is a diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibres and textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices.

The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 35,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

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