Welcome to BASF in Freeport Texas
The BASF Freeport site was founded in Southeast Texas in 1958 as BASF’s first manufacturing site outside Europe. The Freeport site employs more than 850 employees and almost 850 contractors. Currently, the Freeport facility produces 26 different products in 26 plants.
Verbund in action
Freeport is one of BASF‘s six Verbund sites, which has an integrated approach to manufacturing, research and the overall management philosophy. Together with the maximum integration of infrastructure, processes, talent, energy and waste management, this philosophy creates a highly efficient manufacturing site.
The Freeport site produces raw materials that are used to make products people use every day such as: diapers, fertilizers, food packaging, paints, playing cards, carpets, fishing line, glue sticks, sticky note pads, wood finishes, oven bags and more.
Working safely and responsibly
The BASF Freeport site has a long history of strong safety performance. The facility has received the Texas Chemical Council’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Sustained Excellence in Caring for Texas Award numerous times for accomplishments in safety performance, environmental stewardship and community outreach.
Union Pacific also awarded the site the Pinnacle Award for chemical transportation safety, and, in two instances, the site worked more than 1 million man hours without a recordable injury.
BASF attributes these results to highly-trained, motivated employees who understand the expectations and accept responsibility for working safely. Employees are actively involved in all aspects of the safety process, from writing safety procedures, to conducting inspections, participating in special projects and promoting safe work habits. Site spotlight: Freeport, Texas An integrated approach to manufacturing
BASF believes in fostering an inclusive environment that embraces all genders, race, experience and points of view. Freeport hosts several employee resource groups: Women in Business, African-American Employee Group, Asian Business Community, Veterans' Employee Team, Parents' Group, Emerging Professionals and Friends and the Latin-American Employee Group. These groups connect our employees with one another, are active in the community and promote cultural learning at the site.
In the community
Each year the Freeport site supports numerous educational, cultural, charitable, youth sports and environmental community organizations. On average, the site engages in more than 150 community events annually, and employees volunteer approximately 800 hours of their time in the community.
Many employees also serve as board members or otherwise help support more than 50 ongoing community organizations including United Way, American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement, the Brazoria County Fair, the Brazoria Wildlife Refuges, American Heart Association, Hospice Care Team and more.
From producing raw materials for vital consumer products to touching lives in a variety of community outreach programs, the Freeport site is proud to have spent 60 years developing deep roots in greater Freeport and surrounding communities.
Ready for growth
The Freeport Verbund site is located on the coast of Texas and sits on approximately 575 acres of land, of which approximately 275 acres are available for development.
Contact Us for:
Local Pick-Up and Delivery
602 Copper Road,
Freeport, TX 77541
ph: +1 979 415-6215
Full Truck Load and Bulk Truck Loading and Delivery*
804 TX 332
Freeport, TX 77541
ph: +1 979 415-6466
*Do not include "BASF" in the search.
Garmin: 804 TX 332, Clute, TX 77531
The Work Number
BASF code: 10199
ph: +1 800 367-5690
E-mail queries to
Media Inquiries or Emergencies
Manager, Community and Government Affairs
ph: +1 979 415-6273
cell: +1 979 230-8609
We are located at 602 Copper Road, Freeport, TX 77541-3001.
New ammonia plant
BASF’s continued investment in the Freeport site was evident in April 2018, when the company celebrated the grand opening of a new ammonia plant, a joint partnership between BASF and Yara International. With an expected capacity of 750,000 metric tons per year, this world-scale plant will provide ammonia for the production of caprolactam, a key ingredient in the manufacture of nylons for carpet, textiles, film, monofilaments, wire and cable.