BASF commissions a production site for Construction Chemicals in Dar es Salaam

  • Local production will greatly reduce supply time to customers
  • Concrete admixtures production through a tolling agreement
  • New plant will enhance customer service and access to BASF innovative solutions and quality products 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, February 27, 2018 – BASF, the world's leading chemical company and a leading manufacturer of construction chemicals is strongly investing in local production and has opened a production plant in Tanzania. The plant which will be producing Admixtures for concrete, will be run through a tolling agreement and will provide innovative solutions to enable BASF meet customer requirements.

With the new plant, BASF Construction Chemicals will strengthen its reach to even more customers, respond effectively to market demands while providing high quality solutions for the construction industry. "This investment is another very important step for BASF in Africa. Our involvement in the continent is growing, and a very big role is played by BASF Construction Chemicals that is looking at strategic countries with big potential, such as Tanzania" said Michael Gotsche, Vice President, Africa.

Christian Geierhaas - Vice President Construction Chemicals Middle East, West Asia, CIS & Africa – stated that "investing in Tanzania, will allow BASF Construction Chemicals to bring our innovative products, technology and solutions closer to our customers in such an important and strategic market".

BASF's knowledge of chemistry will benefit all stakeholders in the construction industry in a sustainable way by providing cutting edge technology. This investment is an affirmation of BASFs' commitment to increase the presence in Tanzania. "Our top priority is to meet and exceed customer expectations. This is an exciting time for us at BASF as the Construction Chemicals division is an important part of our business in Tanzania and increasing our local footprint is part of our business growth strategy" said Anand Sinha, Country Sales Manager Construction Chemicals, BASF Tanzania Ltd.

 

About the Construction Chemicals division

BASF's Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemical solutions under the global umbrella brand Master Builders Solutions for the construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. The brand is built on more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry. 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 joints & control systems and wood protection solutions.

The Construction Chemicals division's approximately 6,000 employees form a global community of building experts. To solve our customers' specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we draw on our specialist know-how, regional expertise and the experience gained in countless constructions projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies and 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 offices in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.4 billion in 2017.

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.