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Who we are
United States
Who we are

We create chemistry – Innovations for the future

A growing need for food, energy and clean water, limited resources and a booming world population – reconciling all these factors is the greatest challenge of our time. Innovations based on chemistry play a key role here, as they contribute decisively to new solutions.

 Research Facts and Figures 2017                   

~10,000       ~ € 1,888 million  

       employees in research and                     expenditures in research and devekopment
       development worldwide 


~70             ~ 3,000 
       R&D locations worldwide                                      R&D projects



        patents filed

Our Research

At BASF, around 10,000 employees worldwide work in research and development on innovations for the chemical industry.

Our Research Focus Areas

Chemistry as a cross-sectional technology plays a key role in addressing future challenges, because innovations in the field of chemistry provide answers to exactly those questions that will concern humanity in the future: raw materials, environment and climate, food and nutrition, and quality of life.

Our Innovations at BASF

BASF is one of the world's most innovative companies. Innovations are our wellspring and our driving force. With our products and processes, we provide sustainable solutions for global challenges.

Creative solutions and efficient research by interdisciplinary, diverse teams

Our Way to Innovations

For BASF, innovation is the key to successfully standing out from the crowd in a challenging market environment. Our innovative strength is based on our global team of highly qualified employees with various specializations.