BASF Belgium Coordination Center
BASF Belgium Coordination Center CommV comprises five units that are active in Belgium. The legal entity address (registered seat) is situated in Antwerp. The five different units are the following:
Business Belux is the main sales organization of BASF in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and is responsible for the sales of nearly the entire BASF product portfolio, ranging from chemicals, plastics and performance products to crop protection products.
Within Business Belux, BTC Chemical Distribution Unit focuses on the sales and distribution of speciality chemical products to local clients in Belgium, the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
BASF offers a comprehensive portfolio of organic and inorganic basis materials and innovative specialties. With our monomers and basic polymers we create durable links - for the success of our customers worldwide.
For questions on the Monomers division you can contact Business Belux.
The global headquarters of BASF’s Performance Materials division is located in Waterloo.
The Performance Materials division offers innovative and customized plastics solutions for customers in four major industry sectors: transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods.
EU Government Relations BASF Group organizes the political dialog between the BASF Group and political stakeholders in the EU, in particular the political European Union institutions and related federations, associations and NGOs. This work includes monitoring of relevant policy and legislation trends, the development of respective issues and their internal and external communication. Its office is located in Brussels, in the heart of the European Quarter. At the end of 2016, 11 people were employed there.
The Innovation Center in Ghent aims to deliver innovative solutions for BASFs seed business by developing valuable traits for various crops through biotechnology solutions and modern breeding techniques.
The activities of the Innovation Center cover all aspects involved with the R&D process, from the initial stages of research to life cycle management, or as we call it, from the lab to the field.
The history of the site goes back to the early nineteen eighties when Plant Genetic Systems (PGS) was founded on the premises of the University of Ghent in 1982. A substantial portion of the global research performed on plants today is still based on the pioneering work carried out by PGS.
The Innovation Center employs a workforce of approximately 400 from 20 different countries.
The Innovation Center sites
The Innovation Center has state-of-the-art facilities with high-tech equipment at its disposal to carry out its assignment. These include:
- 4,000 m2 of laboratory space in Zwijnaarde for plant biotechnology research, including a section with GLP accreditation;
- 7,000 m2 of greenhouse and breeding installations in Astene, 4,000 m2 in Zwijnaarde, and 2,200 m2 in Bottelare;
- The sites in Temse and Roosdaal are optimally equipped to produce and treat the parent seeds for the European winter rapeseed program.