26 September 2012

BASF launches new Construction Centre in Toronto, Canada

Cleveland, OH - 26 September 2012 - BASF’s Construction Chemicals division today announced the grand opening of its new Construction Centre in Toronto, Ontario. A celebratory event was hosted at the site for more than 100 construction contractors, distributors, architects and engineers in the greater Toronto area. 

The new BASF Construction Centre will service the Greater Toronto Area and the Canadian marketplace and will continue to build on BASF’s leadership position and commitment to providing product and system solutions to solve even the most demanding jobsite challenges in the construction industry,” said John Salvatore, Head of BASF Construction Chemicals Americas. 

Located at 10 Constellation Court in Toronto, the BASF Construction Centre offers on-site customer service and support, manufacturing and warehousing capabilities, and is centrally located to ensure optimal service to BASF’s construction partners in the industry. Additional benefits include increased service to the Canadian marketplace and enhanced distribution and logistics to deliver products on time. 

Our Wall Systems business will offer a complete product line to meet the needs of the professional contractor in the Canadian construction market,” said Bill Kasik, Head of BASF’s Wall Systems business. “This offering includes all Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) components, custom color matching and tint capability, local delivery service and a hands-on classroom and training facility.” 

The BASF Construction Centre will feature a full line of products from the Construction Chemicals business. 

“With the opening of the Construction Centre, we are reinforcing our commitment to serving the needs of construction professionals in the Canadian marketplace,” said Brian Denys, Head of BASF’s Construction Systems business. 

The Construction Chemicals business also manufactures a full line of concrete admixtures at the Brampton, Ontario facility. In addition, BASF offers the Watson Bowman Acme brand of custom expansion control systems to the Canadian construction market. 

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division is the leading supplier of chemical systems and formulations for the construction industry. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.2 billion with approximately 7,000 employees in 2011. 

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. 

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000employees as of the end of the year. 

Source: BASF