German chemicals giant BASF will be hoping for growth in India’s construction market after unveiling its fifth construction chemicals plant (pictured) last week in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.
It’s BASF’s fifth such plant in the country and the company says it will allow it to respond faster to customers’ needs in the south.
BASF’s construction chemicals division makes concrete admixtures, cement additives, and other materials including waterproofing systems and sealants.
"India is an important strategic market for BASF and we must be able to respond locally in a timely manner," said Raman Ramachandran, head of BASF South Asia.
The firm’s other Indian sites are in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai, Nalagarh, and Kolkata.
The chemicals division operates in more than 50 countries and achieved sales of about $2.25bn last year, BASF said.
Image: BASF’s new construction chemicals plant in India, at Nellore, in Andhra Pradesh (BASF)