Last Update:
Mar. 10, 2011
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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Markets and sites

The BASF Group

  • Six Verbund sites and approximately 390 other production sites worldwide; around 109,000 employees
  • Ludwigshafen is the largest BASF Verbund site and where the Verbund concept was created
  • Verbund: production plants linked intelligently to save resources and energy; Know-How and Research Verbund

BASF has subsidiaries in more than eighty countries and supplies products to a large number of business partners in nearly every part of the world. In 2010, we achieved 52% of our sales with customers in Europe, of which 30 percentage points were in the Oil & Gas segment. In addition, 20% of sales were generated in North America; 20% in Asia Pacific; and 8% in South America, Africa, Middle East. We operate six Verbund sites as well as approximately 390 additional production sites worldwide. Our Verbund site in Ludwigshafen is the largest integrated chemical complex in the world. This was where the Verbund concept was developed and continuously optimized before it was applied to other sites around the world. The Energy Verbund, for example, intelligently links production and energy demands so that heat from production processes can be used as energy in other plants, saving both primary resources and costs. Another important part of the Verbund concept is the Know-How Verbund. Expert knowledge is pooled in our technology platforms and Competence Centers.

Most important research sites

  • Europe: Ludwigshafen, Basel, Münster, Trostberg, Lemförde
  • North America: Research Triangle Park, Iselin, Wyandotte, Tarrytown
  • Asia Pacific: Shanghai, Singapore, Chandivali
  • South America, Africa, Middle East: Guaratinguetá

BASF sites

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