On Nov. 16, 2020, Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH and its sister company Asahi Kasei Microdevices Europe GmbH started office operation at the new “C-View Offices” at Düsseldorf Harbour, Germany.
The Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center – originally located at CHEMPARK Dormagen near Düsseldorf – relocated to the new location in March 2021, uniting European sales, marketing and R&D activities.
“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. "Europe is at the forefront of an evolution in the automotive industry that is said to happen once in a century. In addition, it is the forerunner in environmental topics. Uniting sales, marketing, R&D and technical service activities at one single location will enable us to quickly address the changing demands of customers and to enhance joint projects with local partners."
In the brand-new showroom, the company displays its materials and solutions for the future automotive, ranging from sustainable microfiber materials for interior seat and headliner coverings to innovative foam products and separators for battery applications.
The adjacent hall building is home to the Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center, with laboratory space for various materials, such as engineering plastics, synthetic rubber, as well as for battery and coating materials.
“The new office spaces will further foster the cross-divisional communication within Asahi Kasei Europe, but also the cross-organizational communication with other European Asahi Kasei Group companies. Naturally, this will also be of great benefit to our customers,” Tsutsumi said. “Düsseldorf is a great hub for business activities in Europe and in close proximity to technical universities. With this relocation, we are further committing ourselves to our home base Düsseldorf – a very important sign in times of COVID-19."