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History of BASF in ireland

2018

New footprint for BASF in Dublin:

BASF Ireland Financing Platform Limited (BIL) commenced business on 1 October, 2018 from its new prime office location in Dublin’s City Quay.

2014
BASF announced that it was expanding the manufacturing plant for its LIX® product range at its Cork site. The LIX® product range of Solvent Extractants is used for hydrometallurgical extraction of copper from oxide ores.  

2012
BASF IBC Admixture Systems Limited ceased trading in March. Admixture sales in Ireland now handled by BASF plc.  

2011
In October, Cognis Ireland Limited, a specialised manufacturer of performance products, became part of BASF Ireland Limited.. The headquarters of BASF Ireland Limited moved to Cork.

BASF IBC Admixture Systems Ltd. 100 per cent BASF owned.

2010
The BASF Group acquired Cognis Ireland Limited, with a site in Cork. The site, established in 1976 to manufacture specialty chemicals for the mining industry, develops solutions for the energy-saving, efficient and environment-friendly recovery of metals from ores such as copper, nickel,  

2009
BASF Ireland Limited moved from Clonee to BASF IBC Admixture Systems Ltd’s Baldoyle site in October.  

2006
BASF IBC Admixture Systems Ltd. badsed in Baldoyle, Dublin, became a BASF Group company in July 2006 (owned 50-50 by BASF Construction Chemicals (UK) Ltd. and IBC Ltd. – Irish Building Chemicals).  

2004
BASF Printing Systems Ireland Limited sold as part of BASF’s global printing systems business.  

1997
BASF acquired the printing dye business of Irish company Punch Holdings Ltd., which was integrated into the newly established BASF Printing Systems Ireland Ltd., Dublin.  

1983
The distributor relationship between BASF and the Irish company Denis Coakley Ltd. established in 1957 was dissolved. Distributorship in Ireland handled by BASF Ireland Ltd., Clonee (near Dublin).  

1975
Denis Coakley & Co. Ltd. changed legal entity status to Denis Coakley Ltd.  

1966
Denis Coakley & Co. Ltd. took over from Allied Colloids as dye distributor.  

1960
New contract signed between BASF and Denis Coakley & Co. Ltd. on the sale of magnetic tapes, chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides.

1959
The Harro Buhholz company was disbanded. The BASF dye business went to Allied Colloids. The chemicals business was taken over by Denis Coakley & Co. Ltd.  

1957
Denis Coakley & Co. Ltd. began to distribute BASF fertilizers in Ireland.

Alfred Henry Heine ended his activities for BASF in Ireland. The distribution of dyes and excipients was transferred to Allied Colloids, with headquarters in Bradford (later Belfast).

1950
Bush, Beach & Gent, later Bush, Beach & Segner Bayley, headquartered in London, took over distribution of leather industry products for the Irish market.  

1947
Alfred Henry Heine and Harro Buchholz launched the distribution of BASF products for the leather industry in Ireland.  

1945 - 53
I.G. Farbenindustrie disbanded. BASF and other successor companies established.  

1926
I.G. Dyestuffs Ltd, Belfast and John McWade “Tampico”, Dublin represented I.G. Farbenindustrie’s interests in Ireland.  

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