Dusseldorf, Germany – Asahi Kasei Europe Europe GmbH has recently relocated office and R&D functions to its new base at Dusseldorft Harbour, the Japanese materials supplier announced 13 April.
Asahi Kasei established its European HQ at Seestern, Dusseldorf in 2016 with the aim to expand its presence in the European automotive segment. A year later the group opened an R&D centre nearby in Chempark Dormagen.
The new “C-View offices” at Dusseldorf Harbour consolidate all the sales, marketing and R&D activities.
Asahi Kasei Spandex Europe (AKSE), a manufacturer of elastic fibres based in Chempark Dormagen will not relocate to the new site.
“This relocation marks the next important milestone of Asahi Kasei’s expansion on the European market,” said Hideki Tsutsumi, managing director at Asahi Kasei Europe.
With Europe being “at the forefront of an evolution in the automotive industry” and a “forerunner in environmental topics”, the consolidation of functions will enable fast response to changing demands, he added.
The new headquarters includes office spaces, a showroom for automotive materials and an R&D centre which will focus on various materials including engineering plastics and synthetic rubber.
“The new office spaces will further foster the cross-divisional communication within Asahi Kasei Europe, [and] cross organisational communication with other European Asahi Kasei Group companies,” Tsutsumi added.