BASF has announced the opening of its first manufacturing facility for dispersions at Umbogintwini Industrial Complex located in Durban, South Africa.
This new manufacturing plant will enable BASF to provide advanced acrylic dispersions to customers operating in the rapidly expanding South African and Sub-Saharan African construction and coatings industries.
South Africa is the largest dispersions market in the Sub-Saharan African region. BASF facilitates customers to shift towards more eco-friendly technologies like reduced Volatile Organic Compounds, thanks to its suite of specialties. With this investment, the company emphasizes its participation in the rapidly expanding markets in up-and-coming Africa.
The President for BASF’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Jacques Delmoitiez stated that this new production plant strengthens the company’s position to promote the growth of its customers in South Africa and its adjacent nations by delivering superior-quality services and reliable supplies.
Christoph Hansen, who serves as Senior Vice President Dispersions for Adhesives and Construction Europe, commented that South Africa is an attractive market for the company. By making investment into local production of advanced acrylic dispersions, the company is now able to provide more-efficient and flexible services to customers in the Sub Saharan African region.
The BASF Group operating in South Africa offers a broad range of products and solutions to the local industries. The group’s suite of products includes emission catalysts, mining and construction chemicals, agricultural products, dispersions, coatings, plastics and chemicals. BASF’s investment in the manufacturing facility for dispersions is part of its strategy to expand its reach in Africa and leverage the wide range of opportunities.