BASF is one of the world's largest integrated chemicals companies with a portfolio ranging from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. The company is divided into the following segments: Chemicals; Plastics; Performance Products; Functional Solutions; Agriculture Solutions; and Oil and Gas.
BASF’s key focus will be on “profitable growth”. It will continue to develop its strengths through innovations and acquisitions, with sustainability being a key factor in pursuing this goal.
In October 2010, BASF said it will spin off its styrenics businesses under the name of Styrolution by 1 January 2011.
On 10 December 2010, BASF completed its €3.1bn ($4.1bn) acquisition of Cognis. For more on this please see BASF completes €3.1bn acquisition of Cognis .
BASF has headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, employs around 109,140 people and in 2010 had sales of Euro64bn.
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Board of executive directors
Chairman: Kurt Bock
Vice chairman: Martin Brudermuller
Chief financial officer: Hans-Ulrich Engel
Board member: Andreas Kreimeyer
Board member: Stefan Marcinowski
Board member: Harald Schwager
Board member: Michael Heinz
Board member: Margret Suckale
Chairman of the supervisory board: Eggert Voscherau
Member of the supervisory board: Anke Schaferkordt
Chief executive officer (Cognis): Michael Heinz
Chief financial officer (Ciba): Hans-Juergen Seeger
President (Nutrition & Health): Walter Dissinger
President (Care Chemicals): Gabriel Tanbourgi
President (Market & Business Development North America): Beate Ehle
President (Intermediates): Sanjeev Gulab Gandhi
President (paper chemicals): Uwe Liebelt
Head (Singapore business) and MD (ASEAN): Boon Yeow Yee
Head (Construction Chemicals): Tilman Krauch
Head (regional functions and country management Asia): Saori Dubourg
Head (Care Chemicals and Formulators Europe): Stefan Beckmann
Head (Catalysts): Frank Bozich
President (Europe): Jacques Delmoitiez
President (Polyurethanes): Wayne Smith
BASF AGCarl-Bosch-Strasse 3867056 LudwigshafenGermany Tel: +49 621 60 600Fax: +49 621 60 42525 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BASF is one of the world's largest integrated chemicals companies with a portfolio ranging from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas.
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BASF’s key focus will be on “profitable growth”. The company is looking with “confidence” to 2008, even taking into consideration what it states as being a turbulent start to the year on the stock markets. BASF has implemented a key strategic plan that it says will align its business activities in 2008. (Edited from “Letter from the chairman”, annual report 2007 and company website). ICIS also provides you with key financial data listed in table form.
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