17 September 2013

BASF opens new production plant for concrete admixtures in Kazan, Russia

17 September 2013 - BASF opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Kazan, Russia. Together with the facility inaugurated in Podolsk near Moscow in 2012, BASF now supplies the Russian construction sector with a broad range of concrete admixtures from two production sites. 

“Russia is an extremely attractive market for our business. We anticipate above‑average growth in the Russian construction industry in the coming years. Our investment in an additional production plant enables us to support our customers in Russia even more flexibly and efficiently,” said Dr. Tilman Krauch, head of BASF’s Construction Chemicals division.

At its Kazan site, BASF manufactures 20 varieties of concrete admixtures, including latest‑generation products based on polycarboxylate ether (PCE) technology. Production focuses on innovative admixtures for accelerated concrete curing and prolonged workability even at low temperatures. A dedicated laboratory ensures quality and analyzes raw materials and finished products locally.

“Our new production facility in Kazan enables us to supply highest‑grade European‑standard concrete admixtures to construction companies throughout the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and the entire Volga District,” said Sergey Vetlov, head of the Russian Construction Chemicals subsidiary of BASF, OOO BASF Stroitelnye Sistemy. Kazan is the economic center of a region with an excellent infrastructure. Also, Kazan’s central location facilitates a quicker and more flexible response to requests from Russia’s east. “Russian construction companies are increasingly asking for high‑performance concrete for the realization of projects across the country’s highly diverse climate zones from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Thus, the demand for admixtures from BASF is also on the rise. Excellent preconditions, now, in BASF Construction Chemicals Russia’s tenth year of operation, for establishing an additional production facility here,” Sergey Vetlov added.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. BASF posted sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and had more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. 

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. The Construction Chemicals division’s 6,400 employees form a global community of construction experts. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2012.

Source: BASF