By Nick Gilbert
BASF will upgrade and expand its emissions catalysts manufacturing plant situated in Nienburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. The company will make the investment via its global Catalysts division.
BASF is reserving a double-digit million euro amount for this expansion in order to meet the ever-rising demand for cost-effective and breakthrough emissions control systems for buses, trucks, cars and off-road vehicles running with diesel and gasoline engines.
A larger portion of the investment will be used for the expansion of production lines for selective catalytic reduction catalysts and catalytic particle filters (catalyzed soot filter) for use in diesel engines. This expansion will include the purchase of advanced systems for drying and coating the catalysts.
BASF’s Vice President of Mobile Emissions Catalysts, Xavier Susterac stated that Nienburg has been reliably providing emissions control systems and parts to customers over the years. With the tremendous success of the company’s Euro VI emissions control technologies, this investment is significant for the company to fulfill the demand of its customers and meet their current and future requirements. The company anticipates upgrading its operations for fulfilling this mission without compromising its ongoing growth.
Martin Kraum, Site Director, commented that this investment for the expansion of the Nienburg site will strengthen the future operations of the plant and demonstrates the company’s commitment towards the plant and the region.
BASF’s Catalysts division manufactures process and environmental catalysts.