LANXESS digitizes its global asset base

  • Two thirds of all plants are equipped with data analytics software TrendMiner, by Software AG
  • Higher capacity utilization and lower costs

Hasselt, Belgium – January 22, 2020 – TrendMiner, a Software AG company, announces that LANXESS has completed the implementation of TrendMiner’s self-service analytics software at major sites across the globe to accelerate the digital transformation of its production and improve operational performance. The roll-out started mid 2019 and covered almost two thirds of all LANXESS plants worldwide. Only smaller companies with less complex processes are not yet covered by the implementation.

TrendMiner is providing LANXESS’ engineers the flexibility to handle a wide range of analytics cases, collaborating across sites and growing the analytics-driven knowledge for improving their local production processes.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.2 billion in 2018. The company currently has about 15,500 employees in 33 countries and is represented at 60 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and high-performance plastics. The Group is currently undergoing a digital transformation.

Matthias Zachert, CEO of LANXESS and Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG, discussed LANXESS’ digitalisation strategy.

“The use of data analytics tools in production is a clear business case. Tests with TrendMiner have proven this. With the successful roll-out, LANXESS is now leveraging the optimization potential throughout the Group.”

Jörg Hellwig – CDO of LANXESS

LANXESS launched its digitalization initiative in 2017. To this end, the company has established a dedicated business unit. The key areas of activity of the initiative are the development of digital business models, the introduction of new technologies along the value chain, the development and use of big data and the embedding of digital skills among employees.

LANXESS started its cooperation with TrendMiner in 2018. TrendMiner was tested with LANXESS production data in real-life conditions with real use cases. During this evaluation period, the TrendMiner solution proved to be a flexible analytics tool for the process engineers. They could address many different use cases for improving LANXESS production processes by increasing capacity utilization and reducing production costs. From 2018 onwards TrendMiner was rolled out across almost two thirds of all LANXESS plants worldwide including the major sites in Germany, the Netherlands, the U.S. an India. With use of TrendMiner all production specialists can help continuously improve operational performance of their production plants.

“We are thrilled with the outcome of the successful roll-out of TrendMiner to offer LANXESS end to end capabilities to drive their digital automation. Their openness and trust was the perfect basis for our intensive cooperation. LANXESS continues to break new grounds in the chemical industry with its products and innovation and we are proud to be a part of their digital transformation story.”

Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG, parent company of TrendMiner.

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Read the full press release on the LANXESS News Room.

Watch: Jörg Hellwig – CDO of LANXESS discusses why the global roll out of TrendMiner was so successful and explains to Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG, parent company of TrendMiner, how TrendMiner helps to improve operational performance.

About LANXESS

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company and operates in all important markets of the world. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of high-tech plastics, high-performance rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it helps its customers in the development and implementation of individual system solutions. In these areas, which are at the very core of the chemical industry, the Group has specific expertise in the form of chemical and application-related know-how and flexible asset management.

About TrendMiner

TrendMiner, a Software AG company and part of the IoT & Analytics division, delivers self-service data analytics for time-series data enabling subject matter experts in the process manufacturing industry to analyze, monitor and predict process and asset performance in their operational context to improve operational excellence and overall profitability. The software helps leading companies in industries such as chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, metals & mining and other process manufacturing industries. Founded in 2008 and now part of Software AG, TrendMiner’s global headquarters is located in Belgium, and has offices in the U.S., Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.