By the end of 2014, BASF will have built a new European center of expertise for its flooring and waterproofing systems at the BASF Coatings GmbH site in Oldenburg, Germany. The company is investing in the production and development of polyurethane and epoxy-based systems for flooring and waterproofing, together with logistics, research, sales and service.
The investment is the next step in the development of these businesses, following the sale of the CONICA Sports Surfaces business line and the Swiss Schaffhausen site on July 1st, 2013.
“Our new center in Oldenburg underlines our strategic and operational target to expand and develop permanently and sustainably our Performance Flooring und Waterproofing segments. We are setting ourselves up for the future and want to remain a reliable and innovative solution partner for our customers,” says Roland Nowicki, Vice President at BASF’s Business Unit Construction Chemicals Europe, to which the Performance Flooring and Waterproofing segments belong.
“Oldenburg is very well positioned thanks to the technical competence and experience of its employees and its infrastructure,” says Mark Paßkowski, Oldenburg site manager.
About the 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 6,400 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 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2012.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. 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 posted sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and had more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).