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About BASF India

History of BASF India Limited 

Incorporated in 1943, BASF India Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading of chemicals and chemical products.  Originally, the company was incorporated as R.A. Cole Limited and started manufacturing expandable and expanded polystyrene and synthetic tanning agents. In 1963, the company’s name was changed to Indoplast Ltd, which was changed to BASF India Ltd in 1967 after the company had collaborated with Badische Anilin & Soda-Fabric AG (BASF), West Germany.  In 1967, the company signed an agreement with the National Research Development Corporation of India (NRDC) and agreed to offer the know-how developed by the Central Leather Research Institute for certain synthetic tanning agents. The next year, the company went public. In 1980, the company set up an agrochemical plant on the Thane-Belapur road. In 1998, BASF India Limited established 2 new plants in Mangalore to manufacture leather chemicals, auxiliaries, acrylic polymers, etc.  By 1999, the company had five divisions - leather chemicals, chemicals, plastics, crop protection chemicals and colour dispersions. In 2013, BASF India Limited launched a new brand to enter into the construction sector.  As of March 2023, the company has 4 manufacturing facilities in India, and they cater to 28 states in India and 37 countries worldwide. 

Business Segments of BASF India Limited 

The company has 6 business segments for their 11 divisions. 
  • Chemicals: Under this segment, the company caters to chemicals, construction, hygiene, automotive, detergent, packaging, textile and plastic industries. They provide various petrochemicals and intermediate products. 
  • Materials: Under this segment, BASF India Limited provides performance materials and monomers, such as engineering plastics, biodegradable plastics, caprolactam, ammonia, adipic acid, chlorine, etc. They cater to various industries, such as automotive, footwear, sports, packaging, etc. 
  • Industrial Solutions: In this segment, the company provides dispersions, additives, electronic materials, antioxidants and resins. They cater to industries like electronics, paints and coatings, etc. 
  • Surface Technologies: Under this segment, the company offers catalysts and coatings. They serve the automotive and chemical sectors, encompassing various industries, featuring automotive OEM and refinish coatings, surface treatment, catalysts, battery materials, and services related to precious and base metals.
  • Nutrition and Care: In this segment, the company provides care chemicals and nutrition and health additives, such as vitamins, enzymes, omega-3 fatty acids, polymers, cosmetic active ingredients, UV filters and many more for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, cleaners and detergents industries.
  • Agricultural Solutions: In this segment, the company provides seeds and seed treatment products, such as herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, etc. 
As of March 31, 2023, there are no subsidiaries of BASF India Limited. 

Key Personalities of BASF India Limited

Alexander Gerding, Managing Director  Alexander Gerding has been the Managing Director of BASF India Limited since January 2023. He comes with more than 20 years of experience in the business of agricultural solutions. He joined BASF in 2000 and held several positions across the world, including the US, Argentina, etc. As the Head of BASF Group Companies in the country and Managing Director of BASF India Limited, he primarily focuses on the expansion of the business.

Parent Organisation
MNC Asc-BASF
Managing Director
Pradip P Shah
Founded
1943
NSE Symbol
BASF

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Basf India Ltd FAQs

Basf India Ltd (BASF) share price as of July 22, 2024, on NSE is Rs 5659.75 (NSE) and Rs 5659.75 (BSE) on BSE.
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The main business of BASF India is to produce chemicals and materials and provide industrial solutions, nutrition & care, surface technologies, and agricultural solutions.
The top two promoters of BASF India are BASF Societas Europaea and BASF Schweiz Ag.
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