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Lots have happened since the first reference to sales in Scandinavian countries was recorded by BASF (the Badische Anilin & Soda-Fabrik AG) back in 1888. Please find below a chronology of BASF in Denmark.

2016 Due to reorganization within BASF in Europe, Country Cluster Nordic/Baltic is formed in January, and Mark Meier is appointed Managing Director Nordic/Baltic.
BASF SE aquires Chemetall GmbH (including Chemetall AB) in December.

2015 BASF celebrates its 150 year anniversary. The year begins with a new brand presence: “The Chemical Company” is replaced with “We create chemistry”. The new claim refers to innovation and cooperation: We develop solutions with others – with clients, with scientists and within the BASF Verbund. In short, “We create chemistry” represents the core of our company and of the BASF brand.

2014 The plant in Kalundborg temporarily shut down.

2013 BASF acquires Pronova BioPharma ASA, January

2010 BASF acquires Cognis
BASF Construction Chemicals Denmark A/S merged into BASF A/S

2009 BASF acquires Ciba Holding AG

2008 The majority of the financial functions within BASF A/S are transferred to BASF’s Shared Service Centre in Berlin, Germany.

2006 BASF completes acquisition of Degussa’s construction chemicals business.

2005 BASF ceases vitamin C production in Grenå because of a slump in the price of vitamin C and a loss of the site’s competitiveness.

2004 A new organization is formed, called Business Centre Europe North. It is a merger of the two regions BC Nordic/Baltic and BC UK/Ireland.

2000 BASF completes acquisition of American Cyanamid crop protection business.

1998 BASF Danmark A/S is renamed BASF A/S (effective date: 24 July 98).

1996 BASF Vitaminfabrik A/S in Grenå and DanoChemo A/S in Ballerup amalgamate to BASF Health and Nutrition A/S (BHN) with head offices in Ballerup near Copenhagen; the move is intended to enable expansion of the manufacture and sale of vitamins and carotenoids.

1985 A/S Badilin is renamed BASF Danmark A/S (effective date: 8 Nov 85).

1982 BASF acquires the Grindsted Products plant in Grenå. The plant produces vitamin B2 and C from corn starch.

1967 BASF Holding A. G. Zürich acquires full ownership of A/S Badilin.

1961 BASF Handels- und Exportgesellschaft’s stake in A/S Badilin is transferred to BASF Holding A. G. Zürich.

1960 Agreements signed between BASF and A/S Badilin on the sale of BASF products to Iceland via A/S Badilin.

1955 BASF Handels- und Exportgesellschaft m.b.H. acquires a 40% stake in A/S Badilin.

1954 A/S Badilin is the sole representative for BASF dyes, chemicals and fertilizers in Denmark.

1950 A/S Badilin is established, a subsidiary of Aktieselskabet Dansk Svovlsyre & Superphosphat-Fabrik, Copenhagen.

1939 Agency agreement for chemicals (involving A/S Anilin and Warthoe & Sønner) for sales in Denmark and Iceland. The contract reallocates product distribution responsibilities between A/S Anilin and Warthoe & Sønner. A/S Anilin Compagniet assumes responsibility for zinc chloride sales representation in Denmark and Iceland.

1932 An agency agreement/sales representation agreement for dyes and dyeshop auxiliaries is signed with A/S Anilin Compagniet.

1926 The agreement with Warthoe & Sønner, Copenhagen is terminated. With effect from 01 Oct 1938, responsibility for business transactions and I.G. product representation goes to A/S Anilin Compagniet, Copenhagen. I.G. Farben signs a deal with Emil Warthoe & Sønner, Copenhagen (business contacts with the IG-amalgamated Chemie Fabrik Griesheim Elektron can be traced back to 1897). The agreement primarily concerns the sale of potash and potassium hydroxide in Denmark.

1925 The six largest German chemical companies – including BASF – merge to form I.G. Farbenindustrie AG.

1898 A supervisory board report notes the setting up of an agency in Copenhagen for Scandinavia. The appointed agent is Julius Würth.

1888 BASF sales in Scandinavia account for about 1.6% of total BASF sales (1895: 1.8%).