BASF unveils its largest Construction Chemicals plant in India
Commercial production commences at Nellore plant in Andhra Pradesh
New plant provides timely solutions to customers and meets growing demands for durable and energy efficient construction materials in India
Nellore, India – April 15, 2015 – BASF India Limited today unveiled its largest construction chemicals plant in India at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. This is also BASF’s fifth construction chemicals plant in India. With its state-of-the-art technology, the plant will enable BASF to respond in a timely way to customers’ needs in the Southern part of India and to support them with high performance solutions in the highly competitive market.
BASF India Limited today inaugurated its largest Construction Chemicals plant in India at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. This is the fifth Construction Chemicals plant built by BASF in India with state-of-the-art technology. The plant will enable BASF to respond in a timely way to customers’ needs in the Southern part of India and to support them with high performance solutions in the highly competitive market.
At the new plant, BASF is now producing standard and custom-made performance based concrete admixtures – MasterGlenium, MasterPolyheed and MasterRheobuild range. In addition, construction systems, such as MasterTile, MasterSeal, MasterTop, and MasterEmaco series are being manufactured, with the potential to expand to higher versions of MasterTile and MasterProtect series of products. The site also houses a multiple tank storage facility and a well-equipped concrete lab that will deliver tailor made recipes through formulation excellence.
Mr. Ralf Spettmann, President, Construction Chemicals, BASF said, “With the new plant at Nellore, BASF offers a comprehensive range of solutions to help construct buildings that can be more energy efficient, durable and require fewer resources for maintenance.”
Raman Ramachandran, Chairman and Managing Director, BASF India Limited and Head, BASF South Asia said, "India is a strategic market for BASF and it’s important to be able to respond to the local market in a timely manner." He further elaborated, "The Nellore site, an addition to our existing four construction chemicals plants in India, enables us to stay close to the customers and offer them customized solutions to meet the growing demands for multi-story buildings, long-lasting infrastructure constructions and more energy efficient construction techniques."
The production plant is strategically located in the Naidupet area of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh with access to the road network and the Krishnapatnam Port. Other construction chemicals production sites in India are located in Turbhe in Navi Mumbai, Nalagarh and Kolkata.
About BASF’s Construction Chemicals division
BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures: Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile fixing systems, expansion control systems and wood protection solutions. The Construction Chemicals division’s about 5,400 employees form a global community of construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we combine our know-how across areas of expertise and regions and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 50 countries and achieved sales of about €2.1 billion in 2014.
About BASF India
BASF has successfully partnered India’s progress for over a century, with 13 of BASF's 14 global businesses maintaining a local presence in India today. BASF in India has 2,186 employees at about 20 production sites & sales offices and R&D centers in Mumbai and Mangalore. In 2014, BASF registered sales of €1.1 billion to customers in India.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com .