Mumbai, India – September 7, 2017 – BASF India Limited, a subsidiary of BASF SE, has inaugurated its new technical lab for fuel and lubricant solutions at its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific, located in Navi Mumbai, India. As an integral part of BASF’s global and regional innovation network, the facility will deliver modern lubricant formulations and high performance fluids for automotive and industrial applications.
The application lab will enable global and regional BASF teams to work closely with local customers in testing and formulation optimization for a diverse range of industries in South Asia. It will mainly focus on oil packages for turbine, hydraulic and compressor, as well as fluids for latest-generation tractors. With the transition towards engines with better fuel efficiency, the development of efficient fluids and lubricants helps comply with increasingly stringent regulations and enhance lifetime of the complex machinery.
About Fuel and Lubricant Solutions
The global business unit Fuel and Lubricant Solutions is a leading supplier to the transportation and mineral oil industries worldwide and part of BASF's Performance Chemicals division. Offerings cover fuel performance packages, refinery additives, polyisobutenes, engine coolants (Glysantin® brand) and brake fluids as well as lubricant additives, compounded lubricants, synthetic base stocks and components for metalworking fluids. The business unit has its main facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Cincinnati and Florham Park in the USA, Nanjing and Shanghai in China, as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil. Research and development is mainly driven out of Ludwigshafen, Germany, Tarrytown, USA and Shanghai, China. Further information is available on the Internet at www.basf.com/fuel-lubricant-solutions.
About BASF in India
BASF has successfully partnered India’s progress for more than 125 years, with all global businesses maintaining a presence in India today, except for Oil & Gas. At the end of 2016, BASF in India had 2,356 employees at ten production sites & ten offices, as well as two R&D centers, located in Mumbai and Mangalore. In 2016, BASF registered sales of approximately €1.1 billion to customers in India. Further information is available on the Internet at www.basf.com/in.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.