BASF Polyurethanes GmbH

Welcome to BASF in Lemförde...

... the world of polyurethanes.


We welcome you to our site in Lemförde on Lake Dümmer in Lower Saxony. We, that is approx. 1700 employees, also see ourselves as "magicians".  Why? Our polyurethane is considered the "magician" among plastics. 

Let yourself be enchanted by the employees in the company, the region around Lake Dümmer and the Stemweder Berg, as well as by the fascination of polyurethane. Become part of a motivated, creative and innovative team... far away from stressful and hectic "urban traffic", but at the same time with good connections to Osnabrück and Bremen.

Sitze und Sitzbänke sind im VisionVenture einer besonderen Belastung ausgesetzt. Sie dienen zum Essen, Spielen, Schlafen und die Kissen werden oft als Stufen benutzt, um die hohen Regale zu erreichen.Für die Kissen wählten BASF-Experten daher die bewährten Polyurethan-Schaumstoffe Elastoflex® und Elastofoam®. Diese Schaumstoffe werden sehr häufig für Stühle, Armlehnen und Rückenlehnen im Möbel- und Fahrzeugbereich eingesetzt. Die guten Fließeigenschaften des Systems geben dem Konstrukteur viel Gestaltungsfreiheit und ermöglichen es zum Beispiel auch, die Innenteile der Polsterkissen mit Schaumstoff abzudichten.  Foto: Hymer GmbH & Co. KG

We are ONE Inspired team of passionate, creative, global doers and winners, exciting and co-creating the solutions of tomorrow with our customers globally. 

With over 7,500 employees, our division encompasses innovative and customized plastics under one roof and we are globally active in four major industry sectors – transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods. 

The key to delivering profit with our customers lies in our constant drive to accelerate innovation, willingness to embrace digitalization and live sustainability for a better future. 

A good example for this kind of customer intimacy is the Vision Venture. Polyurethan inside as its best from Lemförde.

Please find here a short video about soft foams from BASF Lemförde.

More information about Performance Materials you can find here.


Exciting and diverse activities, of course - but that's not all. Our competitive advantage lies in the different business and research fields as well as in our size. This gives you a wide range of international career opportunities within the company as well as a secure and reliable employer.

Our competitive compensation and many additional benefits make us attractive to the best experts and specialists. In addition, a good work-life balance is of great importance to us.

We call this "you@BASF" and have summarized it for our site in a way that is appropriate for a chemical company, in a periodic table.

Benefits are the rewards that go beyond the paycheck. We offer a selection of benefits that meet our employees’ needs and expectation at different life stages. Examples for benefits at BASF are retirement benefits, health care and accident insurance. In addition, there are internal employee events, our delicious canteen offer and other external offers such as the Persil laundry service, all of which "make life easier"...!

We want our employees to make the most of their talents and their job - and we offer many ways to do that including a global framework for development of all employees. We provide our employees with interesting and challenging learning opportunities. BASF is well-known talent developer world-wide because of the broad range of challenging assignments, trainings, career patterns, and the opportunity for cross-organizational moves. Become a "magician" at BASF Polyurethanes in Lemförde.

In our collaborative, caring and safe work environment, employees can perform at their best. And we know that life is more than just work. Therefore, we provide ways for employees to integrate their personal and work lives. BASF`s work environment contains, among other things, modern infrastructure and communication instruments, equipment, flexible work arrangements, as well as financial stability and a long-term perspective of the employer.

A good working environment is the be-all and end-all: attractive, safe, responsible and team-oriented...! At the same time, we know that our life is more than just work and offer flexible options here as well. Holiday care for our employees' children, crèche places in the joint municipality of Lemförde, offers of social and life counselling, compatibility of work & family through flexibility and mobile working are just a few important components in this area. The offer is rounded off by our eleven team sports and other health-promoting measures, such as our "Healthy & Fit" sports programme, Hansefit and general health checks.

We recognize each employee`s contribution and reward it with competitive total compensation. Within our compensation systems, our employees participate in BASF`s economic and financial performance. Examples for compensation elements are base pay programs, and different allowances.



Are you a clever mind, do you have ideas, the necessary commitment and, as a practically oriented person, can you also "think outside the box"?

Or have you completed your studies or training and are ready to bring your freshly acquired expertise into your everyday working life?

With our international orientation and broadly based business units, BASF is an attractive employer for specialists, university graduates and young professionals in a wide range of fields.

Open positions at the Lemförde site directly via the careers website.

Especially within BASF, among others, START IN trainee programs offer a flexible career entry into different professional fields for ambitious university graduates. We are looking for young talents who impress us with their personality and specialist knowledge and who want to take on new professional challenges. Entry into the trainee programs is not possible at the Lemförde site.

Open positions at the Lemförde site directly on the career website.


Studies@BASF – that's what we call our student interns here at the Lemförde site


Become part of the team and combine your scientific know-how and skills with practical experience in a leading chemical company. Experience the BASF world as an intern in a practical semester (project work), as part of a voluntary student internship or write your thesis with us.


Whether you are a scientist, engineer, economist or humanities graduate - what counts for us is your commitment, your talent and your ideas.

We can make you one promise and that is extremely important to us: We are with you, the subject of support resources is a very important factor and the basis for a successful internship and / or the writing of your thesis. In the end, it's the WE that counts and together we can do it: We are one!

Our Studies@BASF are also active away from the workplace, such as a joint visit "on the Alfsee" with an integrated exchange workshop, a little chill-out on Lake Dümmer or a tour of one of our Technika.

Open positions at the Lemförde site directly on the career website.


We offer you training in accordance with the standards of the global company BASF - and in a family atmosphere. As an apprentice, you will have responsibility from day one - always within the framework of our professional training, of course. You'll show what you're made of in apprentice projects and perhaps act as a buddy to future apprentices, making their start at BASF easier. You can find out more about this on our training pages.

More information here.

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Within families, everyone knows these questions, but often it's hard to describe. "Mom, what does it look like in the lab where you work"? "Dad, how many buildings does your company have"? But not only children are interested in our "world of polyurethanes", but also friends and relatives. We created the opportunity to give insights and answers with our employee family party in bright weather and best mood. All employees had the opportunity to invite their loved ones, acquaintances & friends and to take a look behind the scenes at our site in Lemförde. Of course, the appropriate catering and the general social program could not be missing on this day. But see for yourself....


To master our daily challenges, we often need more than just one material. As BASF, we offer a choice of high-performance materials, application technologies, simulation and manufacturing know-how. This is what we mean by innovation & improved sustainability. We create a solution-oriented approach to all challenges...! Together with our team of materials specialists and our industry-leading portfolio of polyurethanes, as well as engineering plastics, foams and biopolymers, we can develop products in a targeted manner and achieve - or even exceed - goals together with our partners and customers.

You can find more information about polyurethanes at BASF directly on the pages of our Performance Materials division.



Lake Dümmer... the little sea for in between and again!

Lower Saxony's second largest inland lake is right on our doorstep and combines fascinating nature with active leisure activities. Enjoy the advantages and the possibilities in our region to simply switch off and enjoy nature on two wheels or on foot, to treat yourself to a time-out on the water or to use the adjacent Stemweder Berg as an "excursion destination" into nature. Recharge your batteries for exciting challenges and feel directly "at home".


But not only "country lovers" will feel comfortable in our region, but with the nearby cities of Osnabrück & Bremen we have a convenient alternative (DB-Regio), for all those who do not want to miss a little "city life"