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BASF inaugurates new research building

Monday, 20 July 2015

BASF inaugurated a new research building in Ludwigshafen, Germany, after two years of construction.

Symbolic hand-over of the keys for the new research building: from left to right Bernd Junker (architect of the new research building), Dr. Harald Lauke (President Advanced Materials & Systems Research) and Klaus Dick (Senior Plant Manager of the new research building). Source: BASF
Symbolic hand-over of the keys for the new research building: from left to right Bernd Junker (architect of the new research building), Dr. Harald...

The building in the south of the Ludwigshafen site accommodates around 200 employees of the research division Advanced Materials & Systems Research who have so far worked in different buildings in Ludwigshafen.

Construction costs: EUR 50 million

The laboratories and offices in the seven-storey building account for a total surface area of approximately 11,000 square meters, the construction costs amount to around EUR 50 million. "For the long-term success of BASF it is important to strengthen the global presence of our research and development activities, especially in Asia Pacific and the Americas. Ludwigshafen, however, remains the largest site of our R&D Verbund. This is underlined by the investment in the new building, which is a clear commitment to the Ludwigshafen research site,” said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer of BASF SE.

Developing functional materials

In the Advanced Materials & Systems Research division, BASF develops new structural materials, dispersions, functional materials as well as organic and inorganic additives for a wide range of customer industries including automotive, construction, packaging, paints, detergents and cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, water and the wind industry.

Increased research activities

The new building is located between further research facilities, in which employees of the same research division work. The new building is connected with two neighbouring buildings via a ground level corridor and a bridge. "The close proximity means not only that the distances are shorter, but the bridge also symbolises the close collaboration within the research division. We move closer together at the Ludwigshafen site and we are able to network more easily, to exchange ideas and to inspire each other to develop new creative solutions for our customers in the future. This will further increase the efficiency of our research activities,” said Dr. Harald Lauke, President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research.

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