About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Approximately 115 000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.

The BASF portfolio is organised into 5 segments:

1. Chemicals
2. Performance Products
3. Functional Materials & Solutions
4. Agricultural Solutions
5. Oil & Gas.

We generated more than €64.5 billion in sales during 2017, with shares listed on stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).

BASF Africa has been creating chemistry for over 90 years and today approximately 1600 people are employed within the 4 country clusters across the continent.

Since 2016 the BASF Africa headquarters are based in Nairobi, Kenya.

These 4 country clusters include:

1. Southern Africa (Headquarters in Midrand, South Africa)
2. East Africa (Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya)
3. West Africa (Headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria)
4. North-West Africa (Headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco)

Country Cluster Southern Africa:

50 years ago, BASF Southern Africa was founded in South Africa, serving as the hub into the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region.

The BASF Group in South Africa consists of five companies with locations in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. They include a world-class automotive emissions catalysts production site in Port Elizabeth and a dispersions production plant in Durban.

In 2013, BASF Agricultural Specialities (formerly Becker-Underwood in Durban) became part of the South African business profile. In 2015 BASF Zambia Ltd, a sales organisation, with focus on the agriculture and mining business, was inaugurated in Lusaka, Zambia.

In 2016, Chemetall South Africa was added to the local portfolio. The company has a production site in Boksburg and various offices and warehouses in Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban.

Today, BASF has a staff complement of around 1000 people in South Africa.

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Our Sustainability Understanding

Growing demand is putting an increasing strain on our planet. We already consume more than the Earth can regenerate. Sustainability is therefore crucial for our future.

BASF partners to develop more sustainable solutions, which meet society’s needs.

Recognising the need to contribute to the communities in which it operates, we support various Corporate Social Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility projects in Africa.

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