BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

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BASF’s history in Malaysia began with the establishment of BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 1989, with the initial goal of marketing BASF’s products in the country. Since then, BASF has been expanding its presence through the setting up of production sites, acquisition of businesses and forming joint-venture partnership with local companies.

BASF first started its operations in Malaysia in 1989, with the aim to capture the business opportunities arising from the country’s central location at the heart of Southeast Asia. To better serve the growing market in the region, the company set up its first manufacturing plant in 1992, and continued to establish manufacturing facilities that produce different products across the country. Today, it operates manufacturing plants located in Bukit Jelutong and Bukit Raja, Selangor and Pasir Gudang, Johor, as well as an operational site in Kulim, Kedah.

Since its establishment, BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has been expanding its presence in the country through acquisition of businesses from various industries including Degussa Construction Chemicals Malaysia, Cognis (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Ciba. It also formed joint venture companies with with PETRONAS and Toray Industries Inc., Japan.

For more than 25 years, BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has been producing solutions to meet the needs of customers focusing on the agriculture, oil & gas, construction, automotive, paint & coatings, home & personal care, packaging & food and nutrition industries.

Solutions produced at BASF sites in Malaysia.

Name and location   Details
BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd  
  • Engineering Plastics,  Construction Chemicals, Polyurethane and Polymer Dispersions
Bukit Raja, Selangor  
  • Founded in 1995, the construction chemicals site in Bukit Raja, Selangor produces and trades concrete additives.
Bukit Jelutong, Selangor  
  • Founded in 1998, the polyurethane system house at the Bukit Jelutong site produces ready-to-process polyurethane systems for the automotive, refrigeration, construction, furniture and shoe manufacturing sectors.
Pasir Gudang, Johor  
  • Founded in 1999, the engineering plastics compounding plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor produces Ultramid® polyamide and Ultradur®.
  • Founded in 2015, the polymer dispersions plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor, produces acrylic base polymer dispersions for coatings, construction, adhesive and printing and packaging industries.

BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn Bhd

(60-40 JV with Petroliam Nasional Berhad “PETRONAS”)

Gebeng, Kuantan


Acrylic, Oxo and Butanediol

  • Founded in 1997, this €900 million world scale "Verbund" site was officially launched in 2001 at the Gebeng Industrial Zone in Kuantan, Pahang.
  • Produces acrylic monomers, butanediol & derivatives, oxo alcohols and plasticizers.

Toray BASF PBT Resin Sdn Bhd

(50-50 JV with Toray Industries Inc.)

Gebeng, Kuantan

  Polybutylene Terephthalate
  • Founded in 2006.
  • Produces polybutylene terephthalate resin.