August 22, 2016

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BASF Opens Construction Chemicals Plant in Sri Lanka
The inauguration ceremony for the new BASF manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka. Image courtesy of BASF

BASF inaugurated its first manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka on Aug. 19 to help meet increasing demand for construction chemicals in the country, the German chemical company announced Monday.

The facility, located in Sapugaskande, Sri Lanka, will produce standard and custom-made performance-based construction chemicals from its Master Builder Solutions brand, which includes concrete admixture products, according to a BASF press release.

“Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing markets globally, and South Asia is a strategic growth engine of this market. With the new admixture plant in Colombo, we will now be able to rapidly supply our customers with admixtures for all cement and aggregate types, whether their construction projects are located in the capital or in remote areas,” said Himanshu Kapadia, vice president of market management in BASF’s Construction Chemicals Asia Pacific unit.

BASF has manufacturing sites in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India, the company said. The Sri Lanka plant is located near a harbor, which eases transport of raw materials and also contains a warehouse complex.

“Sri Lanka’s construction industry is witnessing an upward swing, and today is one of the significant contributors to the country’s GDP. This growth is creating a demand for high performance concrete admixtures, which BASF is well positioned to address as a leader in the field,” said a statement by Aruna Deepthikumara, chief executive officer of BASF Lanka Ltd, “The construction chemicals plant in Colombo will supply admixtures in a timely fashion to all parts of the country.”

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