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Mobile Emissions Catalyst Division

The Port Elizabeth Mobile Emissions Catalysts has produced mobile emissions catalysts in South Africa since 1994, with the current facility commissioned in 2002. The company’s global Catalysts Division develops and markets stationary and mobile emissions catalysts, ozone-destruction catalysts, process catalysts and related technologies. The division supports its products with a network of global technical teams.  

Today this world-class manufacturing site produces catalysts for automobile and truck manufacturers worldwide and is equipped with state-of-the-art, high speed, meter charged coaters, highly specialized equipment, designed only for our business. More than 15% of the global annual demand for catalytic converters is currently sourced from South Africa.

The site operates in compliance with all local, provincial and national regulations and by-laws, and practices pollution prevention in all activities.  The plant is equipped with state-of-the-art environmental technology. An external contractor ensures compliance, by monitoring air and water emissions. All waste generated in the plant is recycled, reused or safely disposed of according to all waste disposition policies.

BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Mobile Emissions Catalysts Division, is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of its employees, the community in which the facility is located and its customers. There are no tasks so critical that injury to employees or neighbours should be risked. The site has achieved major Quality certifications such as TS16949: 2002, ISO 14001: 2004, OHSAS 18001: 1999, Ford Q1 Status and GM Preferred Supplier status.

General Information


BASF Mobile Emissions Catalyst Division
Port Elizabeth

Telephone: +(27) 41 401 1000
Telefax: +(27) 41 401 1099