BASF has recently inaugurated its new production plant for concrete admixtures in West Bengal, India. With its sixth construction chemicals plant in the country, BASF will meet the increasing demands for high quality construction chemicals projects in the eastern part of India.
At the new plant, BASF is producing standard and custom-made performance-based construction chemicals under the Master Builders SolutionsTM brand. These include concrete admixtures product ranges such as MasterGlenium®, MasterPolyheed™, MasterPel™ and MasterRheobuild™, as well as chemical solutions for underground construction under the MasterRoc™ product brand. The site is supported by an office, warehouse, occupational health checkup room and a well-equipped concrete lab that will deliver tailor-made recipes through formulation excellence.
“Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing markets globally and India is a strategic growth engine of this market. The Kharagpur plant will help us better serve the growing demand for durable and energy efficient construction materials, which will make ‘Smart City’ a reality in India,” said Mr. Christian Mombaur, Senior Vice President, Construction Chemicals Asia Pacific, BASF.
The production plant is strategically located in the Kharagpur area of the West Medinipur District of the State of West Bengal. With close proximity to Kolkata, Orissa and Bihar, it is well connected to transportation networks, with access to national highway, rail and Haldia Port.