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Who we are
Market Area Africa
Who we are

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.


Meeting the Needs of Society

Chemistry is an enabler for new ideas and solutions.

04.08.2010, EUROPA, DEUTSCHLAND, Dresden, Technischen Universitaet Dresden, linux basierter Hochleistungsrechner am Zentrum fuer Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen Foto: Jürgen Lösel/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB | Verwendung weltweit

Creating Chemistry Magazine

In our online magazine you can read about the subjects that are affecting our world today and will impact the future.

Discover stories
A new concept vehicle, jointly developed by BASF and Hyundai Motor Company, combines key solutions from the chemical industry with purposeful aerodynamic design and specialized high-performance technologies.
Crash tests are of great importance in high performance applications with safety relevance where driver survival is important. Janine Brehm, material tester, positioning a material sample in the computer tomograph (CT). With the aid of CT scans in the Parts Testing lab (UltratestTM), internal material structures like defects can be made visible with high resolution, and evaluated.

How We Work

Our matrix organization combines the strengths of global, regional and operational units.