Germany's BASF opens new construction technology centre in India

30 August 2012 08:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--BASF has inaugurated a new construction technology centre at Mumbai in India, the German chemicals major said on Thursday.

The centre will support the development and testing of new applications for concrete admixtures, cement additives, flooring systems and concrete repair and protection products, the company said in a statement.

“The need for improvement in infrastructure, urbanisation and industrialisation will drive future growth of the construction industry in India,” said Prasad Chandran, chairman, BASF Companies in India and Head South Asia.

“As a result our construction chemicals business is poised for further growth,” Chandran added.

Globally, BASF’s construction chemicals division now operates 12 technical centres, four of which are in the Asia-Pacific region – in Japan, Australia, Singapore and Shanghai.

In India, the division operates production sites in Navi Mumbai, Mangalore, Nalagarh, Kolkata and Bangalore, the company added, without elaborating further.

Financial details of the centre were not disclosed.

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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