Capea, Ranaella Province,
|Products||Pharmaceuticals, vaccines, oral healthcare, nutritional products, over-the-counter medicines|
|Revenue||$89.321 billion (2035)|
Number of employees
Lanxor is a multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in the Ranaella province of the Imperium of Caphiria. The company has a primary listing on the Caphiravian Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Levantine Stock Exchange.It is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies by both market capitalization and sales.
The company was formed as Lanxor Chemicals in 1989 after a failed hostile takeover of UniChem, a multinational supplier of chemical and related service suppliers. Laxor Chemicals would have a meteoric rise to success, patenting polymeric and silicon resins and developing the chemical weapon cyclosarin. Between 1995 and 1999, Lanxor Chemicals went on an acquisition spree, buying ACE Chemicals, Pelargir, and Valmic Petrochem, all of whom were early pioneers within their respective fields. This was a massive financial undertaking, costing over $10 billion total, almost bankrupting the young company. Thankfully, the massive acquisitions allowed Lanxor Chemicals to control large parts of the market in the industrial gases and chemical engineering services sector and allowed it to rapidly expand on the international market, beating UniChem to key developing markets.
In 2006, Lanxor Chemicals went through a restructuring process as it went public and changed its name to simply Lanxor to reflect its diverse product line-up. Following the restructuring, Lanxor would post record-breaking profits year-over-year. Meanwhile, Lanxor's main competitor UniChem announced it was filing for bankruptcy.
In 2011, it was announced that UniChem would be selling itself to a relatively unknown company called Apex International for a relatively paltry sum. Immediately after the deal was finalized, the Apex International board of directors fired most of the executives at UniChem. Less than six months after Apex International had bought UniChem, it was revealed from the board that they had reached the conclusion to merge with Lanxor. This caused investors to panic and sue the board of directors for antitrust, manipulation, and insider trading. It went to trial but ultimately there was no conclusive proof and the merger was granted. It was later revealed in the memories of the former CEO of UniChem prior to its bankruptcy that Lanxor had orchestrated the entire thing from the start, citing a petty rivalry between the founder of Lanxor Chemicals.
Today, Lanxor is a producer of innovative high-tech products in the area of chemicals and materials. Through decades of research and development and its aggressive acquisition process, it has expanded into many niche markets. Lanxor operates five main divisions: LANXOR Healthcare, LANXOR LifeSciences, LANXOR AgriCrops, LANXOR Performance, and its core pharmaceutical division LANXOR Chemicals.
- LANXOR Healthcare - LANXOR Healthcare produces a range of products in the area of healthcare, reaching from bio-pharmaceuticals allergopharmaceuticals, and the newly established oncology-branch.
- LANXOR LifeSciences - LANXOR LifeSciences is an innovative provider and research-partner in the area of life sciences in general and areas like water treatment, bio-pharmaceutical production methods, industrial microbiology and analytical and diagnostic measures.
- LANXOR AgriCrops - LANXOR AgriCrops is specialized in the sector of developing, improving and protecting all kinds of crops. Active on both fronts, developing new, resilient crops which provide higher yields while at the same time developing chemicals and mechanisms to protect crops from pests.
- LANXOR Performance - LANXOR Performance is situated in the polymers and high-tech materials sector. From liquid-crystal solutions for high-quality displays, over energy solutions like solar panels and special chemicals for coating and synthetic materials (especially polyurtehanes, polycarbonates and adhesives), LANXOR Performance provides individual and highly sophisticated solutions for every need.
- LANXOR Chemicals - LANXOR Chemicals produces high-grade, low-quantity chemicals for special requirements. It produces some of the following chemicals and compounds:
- Dispersive powders
- Polymeric resins
- Pyrogenic silicic acid
- Silanes & Siliconates
- Silicon resins
- Silicon oils
In addition to its five main business divisions, Lanxor has also continued to diversify its products and services, ranging from the design, conceptualization, construction, insurance and operation of chemical plants all the way to the direct distribution of chemicals to consumers worldwide as well as the development of new and innovative industrial processes. Due to the necessity of special gases and/or chemicals in modern day industrial processes, the importance of artificial fertilizers in worldwide food production as well as highly specialized chemicals for specific applications such as the semiconductor industry or medical technology, Lanxor strives to offer the optimal solution for each individual business or consumer group.
The following are major plants constructed and/or operated by Lanxor:
- Tirion 1, 2 & 3 – Coal gasification plants with integrated CCS, producing syngas with CO as export product and energy over a gas-steam-turbine
- NEP 1-10 – consists of coal combustion plants (recently retrofitted with CCS technology, using physical scrubbing) and NG-IGCC plants. This, similar to most other energy-production plants are operated jointly with the National Power Consortium.
- RHLC 1-4 – built over 15 years, RHLC (Romenna Hydrocarbon Liquefaction Complex) consists of 4 trains which process methane and natural gas imports that arrive at Romenna. RHLC 4, finished only last year, currently has the world’s largest heat exchange weighing over 250 tons and an effective surface of 19,500 sqm.
- Eion Liquefaction Complex – consisting of two trains similar to AHLC yet handling domestic production.
- Ammonia Sites 1-12 – spread across the Consortium, with three plants ànd four trains in Tirion, AS 1 through 8 are responsible for the entire ammonia production (Haber-Bosch process) within the Consortium, most of which goes into export or into the artificial fertilizer industry. 30,000 metric tons of ammonia are produced within Caphiria per day.
- 45 steam-reforming sites worldwide. Various hydrocarbons together with steam (ratio of around 1:3) are used as input and are then sent through a reformer and a CO shift afterwards, producing hydrogen and CO which can then be exported to other processes or sold
- 26 ASU (air-separation units) worldwide, producing N2, O2, Ar
- 2 helium extraction sites – currently one methane and one oil field that are being exploited within the Consortium and Valm have been retrofitted with this technology. Due to radioactive decay, Helium was created over the millions of years and was then trapped within the reservoir. The Helium is extracted with a volume percentage of around 60%. Impurities are stripped of the hydrocarbon, high-weight hydrocarbons then removed and the Helium is then cryo-treated to remove traces of remaining elements. It is then purified with active charcoal absorbents before sent to the liquefaction train (purity of 97.955% or more)
- Several smaller plants producing chemicals such as NaOH, elemental halogens and sulfuric acids.
- Lanxor has produced the heat-exchanges and other vital components in almost all plants within the Imperium
Products offered by Lanxor include:
- Industrial gases (CO, H2, N2, O2, syngas, He, Ar)
- Atmospheric/elemental gases
- Fuels (refining, liquefaction, etc.), propellants
- Artificial fertilizers
- Food- and medical-grade gases
- Individual chemicals for various industrial sectors (acids/bases, oxidants, catalysts optimized for specific processes)
- Design, construction & operation of chemical plants