The second phase of the BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific was inaugurated. This EUR 90 million expansion located at BASF’s Greater China headquarters in Pudong, Shanghai, China, is the company’s largest R&D center in the region. For the company it is an important location in its global research and development network. Focusing primarily on advanced materials and systems, the expansion adds new areas such as formulations and chemical processes and engineering. A design center will be established to combine diverse competencies in the area of design-related materials and services.
The headquarters of Advanced Materials & Systems Research, as one of three global research platforms, will be established at the Innovation Campus, effective January 1, 2016. Dr. Harald Lauke will assume responsibility as Regional Research Representative for Asia Pacific, BASF.
In addition, R&D centers in India, Japan, Korea, and Singapore contribute to developing innovative solutions. BASF is investing approximately EUR 50 million in constructing a new Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai, India, which will be operational in 2017. The facility will accommodate around 300 scientists investigating areas as crop protection, process development, and polymer research.