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At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. BASF has successfully partnered India’s progress for 125 years, with all global businesses maintaining a presence in India (except for Oil & Gas).

Today, BASF India Limited, the flagship company of BASF in India, is a public Limited Company with 73.33% of the shares held by BASF SE and its group companies. BASF maintains key production sites at Dahej, Mangalore, Ankleshwar and Thane. The Mangalore site is BASF’s largest manufacturing site in South Asia. BASF also maintains two R&D centers in India, one each in Mumbai and Mangalore, which are part of BASF’s Global Technology Platform. BASF Catalysts (India) Pvt. Limited is a company in which BASF SE holds 95%.


  • Number of companies: 2 wholly-owned (BASF India Limited & BASF Chemical India Pvt. Ptd.), 1 joint venture (BASF Catalysts (India) Pvt. Limited

  • Number of production sites: 9

  • Number of employees: 2,236

  • Sales of BASF Group Companies to customers in India in 2015: €1.1 billion

* BASF India Limited is also a publicly listed subsidiary.

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