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Who we are

We create chemistry – Innovations for the future


A growing need for food, energy and clean water for a booming world population, limited resources and protecting the climate – reconciling all these factors is the greatest challenge of our time. Innovations based on chemistry play a key role here, as they contribute decisively to new solutions.

Research facts and figures 2018

~11,000

employees in research and development worldwide

~2,028 million €

 expenses for research and development

~70

R&D locations worldwide

~3,000

R&D projects

~900 

new patents worldwide in 2018

Our Research

At BASF, more than 11,000 employees worldwide work in research and development on innovations for the chemical industry.

Our Innovations at BASF

BASF is one of the world's most innovative companies. Innovations are our wellspring and our driving force. With our products and processes, we provide sustainable solutions for global challenges.

Creative solutions and efficient research by interdisciplinary, diverse teams

Our Way to Innovations

For BASF, innovation is the key to successfully standing out from the crowd in a challenging market environment. Our innovative strength is based on our global team of highly qualified employees with various specializations.

Research facts and figures 2017

~10,000

     employees in research and

      development worldwide

 

~70

      R&D locations worldwide

 

~80

     patents filed

~1,888 million

  expenditures in research and
    development in 2017

 

~3,000

                           R&D projects

 

 

 

150 years periodic table

This year, the international community celebrates what is probably the most famous table of the world: the periodic table of the elements.