BASF has always recognized the importance of foreign markets and began growing across the globe only a few years after the company was founded.

The company began slowly and carefully constructing facilities abroad in the 19th century with more aggressive growth after 1945. BASF began purposefully penetrating key markets with its own production sites in the 1960s. Initially, BASF focused on Europe, North America and South America, but the focus shifted to Asia during the mid-1990s. BASF often relies on local partners to build sites abroad, especially in Asia.

BASF currently operates six Verbund sites as well as 352 additional production sites in more than 80 countries.

Your Sustainable Sourcing Partners

BASF is a global leader in sustainable sourcing solutions and carbon production management, working with its suppliers to minimize risks and to advance an industry transformation towards sustainability.

BASF wants to ensure that its renewable-based products are made from sustainably sourced raw materials. Our key renewable raw materials are palm oil, palm kernel oil and omega-3, which we also use to produce drugs and dietary supplements.

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Equipped with an in-depth understanding of chemistry and broad pharmaceutical formulations expertise, we are developing tomorrow’s excipients and leading digitalized services that enable you to create better and more sustainable solutions faster.

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