BASF starts construction on automotive coatings plant in China

WCN Editorial Team 17 Jun 2016 ASIA BUILDINGS

BASF Shanghai Coatings has begun construction on a new €140M automotive coatings plant in Shanghai, China.


The new plan, to be located at the company’s existing site at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, will expand the existing automotive coatings plant, which started production in 2014.

BASF’s president and chairman for Greater China Stephan Kothrade said: “With the expansion, we continue to invest in local production to get even closer to China’s automotive industry.

“As the leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASF will take an active role in developing this rapidly growing business, based on our local production network, innovative power and market knowledge.”

The plant is expected to commence operation in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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