BASF to enhance Asian presence
BASF’s crop protection division is to enhance its presence in its Asia Pacific region, comprising Asia and the Asia Pacific, by introducing new technologies and increasing investment in production facilities as well as research and development. The company will build a formulation and packaging plant for crop protection products in Rudong in the Jiangsu province in China. With an annual capacity of 10,000 tonnes, the plant is expected to be fully operational in 2014 and will have over 100 employees. “The site will cover nearly our entire solution portfolio, which will enable us to respond much more quickly and efficiently to growers’ needs in China and South-east Asia,” says BASF Crop Protection Asia Pacific’s senior vice-president, Raman Ramachandran.