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We create chemistry for a sustainable future

We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.

The approximately 122,000 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 six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018.

BASF in Southern Africa

50 years ago, BASF Southern Africa was founded, serving as a hub into the entire Sub-Saharan Africa Region. The BASF group in South Africa consists of five companies with locations in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and a dispersions production plant in Durban.

In 2013 BASF Agricultural specialties (formerly Becker-Underwood in Durban) became part of the South African business profile. In 2015 BASF Zambia Ltd, a sales organization with focus on agricultural and mining business was inaugurated in Lusaka, Zambia.

In 2016, Chemetall South Africa was added to the local portfolio. The company has a production site in Boksburg and various offices and warehouses in Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban.

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