Bayer MaterialScience-led EcoCommercial Building program welcomes its newest partner Cemex Germany

Over 80 specialists in Bayer-led EcoCommercial Building program

Leverkusen, 24-5-2013 — / — A worldwide specialist network for sustainable building led by Bayer MaterialScience continues to grow: The newest member of the EcoCommercial Building program (ECB) is the German subsidiary of Cemex, the international leader in building materials. As a producer of cement, mineral raw materials and ready-mixed concrete, Cemex brings its expertise in the building envelope to the partnership, which includes over 80 specialists in a variety of fields.

“The ECB is increasingly becoming an institution for the environmentally friendly and economical implementation of building projects all over the world,” says Thomas Adenauer of Bayer MaterialScience and the acting head of the program for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “With Cemex as a new partner, the network will be even better able to draw on cross-industry expertise to plan and erect energy-optimized buildings and rehabilitate existing ones.”

Established in 2009, the partnership brings together property and project developers, architects, material manufacturers and specialists from various areas including lighting and renewable energies such as photovoltaics and geothermal energy. This approach has already been used to erect or environmentally rehabilitate numerous residential, industrial and office buildings.

“The ECB provides us with access to new product solutions for our customers,” says Thorsten Arlt, key account sales manager at Cemex Germany. “It also gives us the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary system solutions in collaboration with network members that lead their industries.” Cemex has some 250 branch offices in Germany. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, the parent company is present in over 50 countries on four continents and in 2012 generated roughly USD 15 billion in sales with a workforce of approximately 44,000.

About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2012 sales of EUR 11.5 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2012, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,500 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

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