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    ​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.