BASF unveils largest construction chemicals plant in India
Monday, 20 April 2015
BASF India Limited unveiled its largest construction chemicals plant in India at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.
This is also BASF’s fifth construction chemicals plant in India. With its state-of-the-art technology, the plant will enable BASF to respond in a timely way to customers’ needs in the Southern part of India and to support them with high performance solutions in the highly competitive market.
Plant produces concrete admixtures
At the new plant, BASF is now producing standard and custom-made performance based concrete admixtures – "MasterGlenium", "MasterPolyheed" and "MasterRheobuild" range. In addition, construction systems, such as "MasterTile", "MasterSeal", "MasterTop", and "MasterEmaco" series are being manufactured, with the potential to expand to higher versions of "MasterTile" and "MasterProtect" series of products. The site also houses a multiple tank storage facility and a well-equipped concrete lab that will deliver tailor made recipes through formulation excellence.
Constructing energy efficient buildings
Mr. Ralf Spettmann, President, Construction Chemicals, BASF said, "With the new plant at Nellore, BASF offers a comprehensive range of solutions to help construct buildings that can be more energy efficient, durable and require fewer resources for maintenance.” Dr. Raman Ramachandran, Chairman and Managing Director, BASF India Limited and Head, BASF South Asia said, "India is a strategic market for BASF and it’s important to be able to respond to the local market in a timely manner.” He further elaborated, "The Nellore site, an addition to our existing four construction chemicals plants in India, enables us to stay close to the customers and offer them customised solutions to meet the growing demands for multi-story buildings, long-lasting infrastructure constructions and more energy efficient construction techniques.”
The production plant is strategically located in the Naidupet area of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh with access to the road network and the Krishnapatnam Port. Other construction chemicals production sites in India are located in Turbhe in Navi Mumbai, Nalagarh and Kolkata.