BASF SE, with its long history and global influence, plays a key role in the chemical industry and continues to focus on sustainability and innovation in its diverse range of products and services.


Name: BASF SE (Badische Anilin- und Sodafabrik)

Founded: April 6, 1865

Headquarters: Ludwigshafen, Germany

Industry Position:

BASF SE is the largest chemical producer in the world.

The company operates globally, with a diverse portfolio spanning chemicals, plastics, performance products, crop protection products, and oil and gas.


Founded by Friedrich Engelhorn in Mannheim, Germany.

Originally named "Badische Anilin- und Sodafabrik" (BASF).

Syngas Plant in Zhanjiang, China:

BASF has commenced construction of a syngas plant at its Verbund site in Zhanjiang, China.

The fully integrated syngas facility is scheduled to start up in 2025.

Investments in Greater China:

Over the last two decades, BASF has invested more than €9 billion in Greater China.

The investments aim to establish a locally competitive production, marketing, sales, technical service, and innovation network.

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