Rhein Chemie

Rhein Chemie Recognized as a Preferred Supplier – Leading golf ball manufacturer grants Preferred Supplier status

Rhein Chemie Recognized as a Preferred Supplier – Leading golf ball manufacturer grants Preferred Supplier status

Saturday, 20. June 2009 Rhein Chemie Corporation was recently awarded “Preferred Supplier” status by the Acushnet Company, the global leading manufacturer of high performance golf balls and other golf accessories.

Rhein Chemie Corporation was recently awarded “Preferred Supplier” status by the Acushnet Company, the global leading manufacturer of high performance golf balls and other golf accessories.

Rhein Chemie supplies Acushnet with polymer-bound dispersions and process promoters.  The recognition was the result of a well-established and ongoing supplier evaluation program conducted by Acushnet, measuring each supplier’s performance over a diverse matrix of categories.  Rhein Chemie was evaluated – and surpassed expectations – in the areas of quality management systems, product quality, marketing representation, technical support, customer service, logistics, accuracy of financial transactions and enterprise viability.

“At Rhein Chemie, we operate with a very customer-focused approach, offering innovative service concepts and tailor-made solutions for each and every customer,” said Rhein Chemie Corporation President Hector Diaz-Stringel.  “To be recognized for an outstanding mix of product quality and service by a company like Acushnet is a great accolade, and exactly what we strive for.”

About Rhein Chemie

Rhein Chemie is a chemicals company that has had a successful track record in customized additives and service products stretching back over 100 years. The approximately 850-strong workforce produces and sells products for various sectors of the rubber, lubricant, plastics, and polyurethane industries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Mannheim-Rheinau, Germany, and has subsidiaries and production facilities in Europe, Asia and North and South America. Rhein Chemie is a wholly owned subsidiary of LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany.

Chardon, 20. June 2009
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Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by the management of Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of our sole stockholder LANXESS Deutschland GmbH and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in LANXESS AG’s reports to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. LANXESS AG and Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH assume no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.