Eight years after BASF is founded in Germany, the first United States-based office opens on March 10, 1873, located on Duane Street in New York City. This sales= office was formed through a limited partnership with the firm Pickhardt & Kuttroff (later Badische Company), headed by Adolf Kuttroff (pictured). In its first year, Pickhardt & Kuttroff had sales equaling $167,822. The U.S.-based sales office was the second foreign sales office for BASF. The first one was in Milan, Italy.
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