Among international companies, FrankfurtRhineMain is held in high regard as business location. Short distances, the Frankfurt international airport connecting the region with the entire world, and the region’s high quality of life were also convincing arguments for the Japanese company Dexerials Corporation to settle here. In July, Dexerials opened its German office in Frankfurt with the corporate name of “Dexerials Europe BV” – actually, the first branch that the internationally active chemical component manufacturer has opened in Germany. The office could be established thanks to the support of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI), FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region (FRM GmbH) and the City of Frankfurt business promotion.
Peter Feldmann, Mayor of the City of Frankfurt: “It is an achievement for FrankfurtRhineMain that everyone involved was successful in the establishment of Dexerials Europe in the region. We are very delighted that the company decided in favor of Frankfurt as the location for its first German branch. With the establishment of this office, the region keeps expanding its leading position as location of Asian companies.”
Dexerials was founded in 1962 as Sony Chemicals Corporation, a subsidiary of the Japanese Sony Group. In June 2012, the manufacturer of chemical components split off from the Sony Group and since then has operated autonomously under the name of Dexerials Corporation. It was listed in the Tokio Stock Exchange in 2015. Dexerials has branches in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, the U.S., and the Netherlands. The company employs a worldwide staff of 2,124.
According to Donald Schaffer, General Manager Sales & Marketing Optical Solution Products Dexerials Europe B.V., “the RhineMain Region – and particularly the City of Frankfurt – offers our company ideal opportunities to implement our further business objectives. We have experienced this through the very positive reactions of our customers and the support of the local firms and municipalities.”
The German office in Frankfurt is a branch of the Dutch subsidiary Dexerials, specialized in the manufacturing of chemical components used in medical technology devices, consumer electronics and the automobile industry, among others. The Frankfurt office will initially focus on customers of the automobile sector. Dexerials plans to create five jobs at the Frankfurt location by the end of 2017.