29.06.2004

Press release about the foundation of CAC

Foundation of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

Since 1 April 2004, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC), the successor company to Lurgi Life Science GmbH (LLS), has been active in the market as a competent plant engineering firm. The closure of the Chemnitz site was thus successfully prevented.

From Lurgi Life Science GmbH to Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

The history of the company as a service provider in the field of plant engineering dates back to the year 1961, when an engineering department was established at GERMANIA, an apparatus and vessel construction company located in Chemnitz. In 1990, the company became part of the Lurgi group of companies (mg technologies ag). Since 1 October 1999, Lurgi Life Science GmbH has been operating as an independent strategic business unit of the Life-Science-Anlagenbau division. Within the framework of the reorganisation of mg technologies´ portfolio of activities in the area of large process plants, the operations of Lurgi Life Science GmbH were transferred by way of a management buy-out to the newly established Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH.

New roads

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH is committed to continuing the company´s success story as a mediumsized engineering firm. Joachim Engemann, for many years Managing Director of LLS, has taken over the management. The other managerial staff as well as the major part of the employees of LLS have been taken over by the newly established company. Thanks to the efforts made by the management together with Lurgi AG, large-scale dismissals were avoided. In future, the workforce of the company will number 180, thus boosting the importance of Chemnitz as an industrial location.

CAC will continue to have its registered office at Augustusburger Strasse in Chemnitz. The building where the business premises are located, the entire furniture and fixtures and the complete technical equipment are owned by Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH.

Being a company highly regarded in this region as an enterprise with a long-standing tradition, CAC is generously supported by the government of the Free State of Saxony, which has, inter alia, provided guarantees for the company. Sparkasse Chemnitz, HypoVereinsbank Chemnitz and Commerzbank Chemnitz have been involved in providing finance in connection with the management buy-out.

At the start of its operations as an independent enterprise, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH has equity capital in an amount of € 4.6 million at its disposal. A further increase in the equity ratio is planned. Because we have been active in the market for so many years and in view of the resultant stable situation of the company, we do not have to raise loans.

The order position of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH is also very good, so that a high utilisation is ensured right from the beginning of operations. One of the reasons for this situation is that numerous orders have been taken over from Lurgi and are being handled by Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH on its own responsibility. New orders have also been placed, and the company is currently involved in projects in Austria, Russia, Kazakhstan and Germany.

Range of services and capabilities of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

As an experienced plant engineering firm using leading-edge process technologies and boasting innovative know-how, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH specialises in international engineering services with a special focus on chemical plants.

The programme of products offered by Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH ranges from "pure" engineering to the implementation of complete technological plants. Customers from all over the world are provided with engineering services covering the design, assembly and commissioning of complex plants using innovative technology. The company has wide-ranging experience in the handling of international chemical plant projects which may also involve the efficient implementation of the customer´s own technology or technologies licensed from third parties.

All of these services will be offered in future in such major markets as refinery and gas technology, petrochemicals, inorganic chemistry as well as general plant engineering and pharmaceuticals.

More than engineering

Our successes have always been and will continue to be based on the full understanding and realisation of a customer´s specific needs. Consequently, when Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH was established, all disciplines required for efficient order processing were concentrated with a view to ensuring rapid mobilisation of complete project teams.

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH is thus characterised by:

  • many years of experience in the market
  • high flexibility
  • a qualified and experienced management
  • qualified and experienced employees
  • a high level of competence in the provision of high-quality services.

To have a comprehensive quality assurance system in place throughout all stages of project processing and project management is another prerequisite for success in the market. The professional quality management system of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH has been audited by independent agencies and resulted in certification to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 as well as to SCC**. Thus, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH is able to offer its customers the quality they normally expect to get from large corporations at prices only a medium-sized enterprise may quote.

As a top-quality plant construction company enjoying a very good international reputation, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH will continue to be at the disposal of its customers as a partner they can rely on.

 
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