Milliyet – German chemicals supplier BASF has commissioned a new plant in Turkey’s southern province of Adana.
The construction chemicals plant in Adana will take over production operations from the company’s recently-closed Burdur plant with the output capacity remaining the same initially but slated to rise at a later date, according to BASF Turkey officials.
“Located in Adana Organized Industrial Zone, the new BASF plant will allow the company to better address the changing domestic market dynamics”, BASF Turkey Construction Materials Director, Bugra Kavuncu said, adding that Turkey was among the most important markets for BASF with its strong economy and growing chemicals sector.
“Turkey’s rapid economic growth encourages companies with production investments in the country to expand their operations”, Kavuncu noted, highlighting Turkey’s key strategic location, situated between Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Employing 700 people, BASF Turkey is active in construction chemicals, polyurethane systems and textile/leather chemicals sectors with production plants in Kocaeli and Trabzon in addition to Adana.