Ludwigshafen, Germany - BASF is strengthening its position in the Chinese automotive market by building a new plant to make Cellasto elastomer parts by 2010, the company said 13 Oct.
The new facility will produce automotive spring aids made of Cellasto, BASF's cellular polyurethane elastomer. The springs cut down vibration and reduce noise levels, BASF said.
Following BASF's plants in Nansha, China and Shinshiro. Japan, the new facility will be the third production and development site for the polyurethane-based car components in Asia, the company added.
"The investment will considerably expand our position in Asia," said BASF Polyurethanes president, Jacques Delmoitiez. "With our three sites we will be able to supply all our customers in the entire Asia Pacific area."
"We are establishing a modern, highly flexible Cellasto site where our team will cooperate very closely with our customers and accompany their dynamic growth," concluded Chew Eng Soo, group vice president, BASF Polyurethanes Asia Pacific.