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BASF inaugurates expanded manufacturing operation in China

BASF has inaugurated its expanded mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing operation in Shanghai, China, further strengthening the company’s regional presence and its position as a leading supplier to the automotive industry.

The inauguration event culminates a three-year expansion project which doubles the company’s production capacity for mobile emissions catalysts in China, adding new light-duty emissions catalysts production lines, a new heavy-duty diesel catalysts plant and a state-of-the-art automated warehousing facility. The project increases the site’s employee base by 120 positions.

“Our Shanghai expansion project positions BASF to meet growing demand in China by providing a full line of innovative emissions catalysts solutions that allow our customers to address increasingly stringent emissions requirements,” says Marc Ehrhardt, senior vice president of BASF’s Mobile Emissions Catalysts business.

Catalysts technologies such as the Three-Way Catalyst (TWC), Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), and the advanced Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology system for heavy-duty diesel applications will be locally manufactured in Shanghai.

“BASF is committed to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the environmental challenges facing our society,” adds Albert Heuser, president Greater China and functions, Asia Pacific, BASF. “This expansion project reinforces BASF’s commitment to responding to customer needs in China and Asia Pacific, achieving ambitious growth in the region, and delivering sustainable solutions to meet future challenges.”

As well as serving as BASF’s Asia Pacific hub for its emissions catalysts business, the Shanghai site houses the company’s regional Research and Development Center, and complements BASF’s emissions catalysts manufacturing operations in Guilin, China; Chennai, India; Rayong, Thailand; and joint venture manufacturing sites in Korea and Japan.

16 October 2014


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