BASF’s Construction Chemicals division started with the production of waterproofing solutions from the MasterSeal® solutions range at its plant located in Bolshoe Tolbino, Podolsk District. BASF thus extends its portfolio of Master Builders Solutions® in Russia and enhances the supply network for regional markets and customers.
“We recognize the need for quicker service and delivery of construction chemical solutions in world-class quality”, said Ralf Spettmann, Head of BASF’s Global Construction Chemicals division. “Our solutions and our experts are where our customers are. We progressively expand our production and distribution network in Russia and other markets with excellent growth rates and prognoses”, Mr. Spettmann added.
At Podolsk, BASF is already producing a large range of concrete admixtures, flooring solutions, cementitious grouts and concrete repair mortars. The new production lines for MasterSeal 550 and 588 waterproofing solutions address special needs like tolerance to very harsh conditions (up to -50°C). They are for example used to protect potable water reservoirs.
Sergey Vetlov, Managing Director of BASF Construction Systems Russia and CIS, said: “Local production allows for more flexible pricing and delivery to local customers compared to importing products from production sites abroad.” Furthermore, BASF will offer shorter lead times as the plant is located in close proximity to end users.
Besides the Podolsk site, BASF is producing construction chemicals in Russia also in Kazan (Tatarstan) and is planning to construct a third plant in 2017.
About the Construction Chemicals division
BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures: Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile fixing systems, expansion control systems and wood protection solutions.
The Construction Chemicals division’s about 5,500 employees form a global community of construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we combine our know-how across areas of expertise and regions and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 50 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2015.
At BASF (basf.com), we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).
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