Calcutta, India - The BASF construction chemicals division is to open a plant for concrete admixtures in Calcutta, East India. The plant is in response to soaring Indian construction industry demand for high-quality concrete admixtures in East India, north east India and west Bengal, the company said in a 12 June statement.
The new plant in Calcutta will be the fourth site for the company in India. BASF plants in Mumbai, Bangalore and Nalagarh cater to the demand for construction chemicals in southern and cntral India.
"The opening of the plant marks a key milestone in the expansion of our business in East India. With a contribution of almost 7 to 8 percent to the GDP, the construction industry in India is a focus area for BASF," said Prasad Chandran, chairman BASF Group India and Head South Asia.
"Local production takes us close to our customers in India's regions and enables us to respond rapidly and flexibly to their needs. We benefit from the soaring demand in India and at the same time help local construction industry to develop," added Himanshu Kapadia, head of the BASF construction chemicals division in India.