China (Mainland)

BASF in Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With larger production sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is a major foreign investor in the country’s chemical industry, and operates the Innovation Campus Shanghai, a global and regional research and development hub.

BASF posted sales of  more than €7.3 billion in 2018 to customers in Greater China and employed 9,317 people as of the end of the year. Greater China is currently BASF’s third largest market after Germany and the United States. 

BASF currently operates 25 major wholly-owned subsidiaries, nine major joint ventures, and maintains 24 sales offices in Greater China. BASF’s business in Greater China includes petrochemicals, intermediates, performance materials, monomers, dispersions and pigments, performance chemicals, catalysts, coatings, care chemicals, nutrition and health, agricultural solutions and construction chemicals.

These chemicals are used in almost all areas of daily life such as in houses, cars, food, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textile, household goods, electronic equipment and packaging. BASF has invested more than €6 billion in Greater China (more than €9 billion with partners)  to build a locally competitive production, marketing, sales, technical service and innovation network.