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BASF: New Production Plant for Emissions Catalysts

BASF/DE is investing approximately EUR 90 million in the first step to build a mobile emissions catalysts production facility in Środa Śląska, a Special Economic Zone near Wrocław, Poland.

Construction of the new 40000 m2 facility – BASF’s largest in Europe – began before the end of 2012. The plant will start production in the first quarter of 2014. Additional expansion will follow, raising the total investment volume for the project to approximately EUR 150 million. Once all 10 plan-ned light duty and heavy duty pro-duction lines are operating at full capacity by 2016, BASF expects to employ more than 400 people at the new site. Among the advanced technologies that will be produced in Poland are Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems and cutting-edge SCR on filter solutions. In addition, the plant will house a regional sample laboratory and a production line for BASF’s Premair®-branded ozone destruction catalysts for automotive applications. In parallel with the new production plant, BASF is also currently modernizing and expanding its emissions catalyst production oper-ation in Nienburg/DE. BASF’s Catalysts Division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. BASF is present on the Polish market since 1992. The company distributes chemicals, plastics, crop protection solutions, coatings and construction chemicals. Currently BASF runs three productions sites in Poland, two in Śrem (construction chemicals and polyurethanes) and one in Myślenice (admixtures). The headquarters of BASF in Poland is located in Warsaw. The company posted sales of about EUR 685 million in 2011 and had about 280 employees as of the end of the year. (12/2012)


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