The BASF Group
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 2011, we achieved 53% of our sales with customers in Europe, of which 30 percentage points were in the Oil & Gas segment. In addition, 19% 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 370 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 Production Verbund, for example, intelligently links production units 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.
Most important research sites
- Europe: Ludwigshafen, Basel, Düsseldorf
- North America: Raleigh, Iselin, Wyandotte
- Asia Pacific: Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai
- South America: Guaratinguetá