At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Our broad portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. Through research and innovation, we support our customers in nearly every industry in meeting the current and future needs of society.
BASF started doing business in the Asia Pacific region more than a century ago. Today, it is one of the leading chemical companies in the region with a production network of more than 100 sites, serving customers in 38 markets.
The Asia Pacific chemical market is already the world's largest and its importance will further increase. To capture the growing opportunities across the region, BASF continues to expand its local production network by selectively investing in various market segments. The key production sites includes the Pudong site in Shanghai, China, the Verbund sites in Nanjing, China and Kuantan, Malaysia, and the Dahej site in India.
To bring innovation closer to customers in the region, BASF is also substantially expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities in Asia Pacific. The Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai and Mumbai aim to serve as key hubs of global R&D network to co-create innovations and applications together with customers in the region. In addition, BASF has established industry-specific R&D Centers in key markets, such as R&D centers for Electrical & Electronics in Korea, for battery materials in Japan, for water solutions in Singapore and for mining in Australia.