BASF has inaugurated its new production plant for concrete admixtures in West Bengal, India. This is the company’s sixth construction chemicals plant in the country, and with it BASF is meeting the increased demands for high quality construction chemicals projects in the eastern part of India.
At the new plant, BASF is producing standard and custom-made performance-based construction chemicals under the Master Builders Solutions Brand. These include concrete sdmixtures product ranges such as MasterGlenium, MasterPolyheed, MasterPel and MasterRheobuild, as well as chemical solutions for underground construction under the MasterRoc brand. The site is supported by, among others, a well equipped concrete lab that will deliver tailor-made recipes through formulation excellence.
Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing markets globally and India is a strategic growth engine of this market. The Kharagpur plant will help us better serve the growing demand for durable and energy efficient construction materials, which will make the project Smart City a reality in India,” said Mr. Christian Mombaur, Senior Vice President, Construction Chemicals Asia Pacific, BASF.
“Fast and flexible solutions are essential for the construction industry. Our sixth construction chemicals plant in India enhances our flexibility to serve our customers with prompt supply and shorter lead times, especially in the eastern and the north-eastern parts of India. This plant complements the other BASF construction chemicals plants, located in Nalagarh in the North, Thane and Turbhe in the West and Mangalore and Nellore in the South, thereby strengthening our production and service footprint in India,” said Mr. Raman Ramachandran, Chairman and Managing Director, BASF India Limited and Head, BASF South Asia.
The production plant is strategically located in the Kharagpur area of the West Medinipur District of West Bengal. With close proximity to Kolkata, Orissa and Bihar, it is well connected to transportation networks, with access to national highway, rail and Haldia Port.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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