BASF inaugurates first construction chemicals plant in Myanmar

BASF inaugurates first construction chemicals plant in Myanmar

11:10 AM, 21st May 2018
BASF inaugurates first construction chemicals plant in Myanmar
New plant to produce tailor-made construction chemicals under Master Builders Solutions brand.

YANGON, MYANMAR: BASF has inaugurated its first production plant in East Dagon Township. Myanmar. The state-of-the-art facility will produce high quality, tailor-made concrete admixtures to meet increasing demand for construction chemicals in Myanmar.

The new plant is equipped with production units, warehousing facilities and a laboratory for quality control. BASF produces standard and custom-made performance admixtures under the Master Builders Solutions brand, including product lines such as MasterEase, MasterGlenium, MasterRheobuild, MasterPozzolith and MasterKure.

The scale of this plant currently places BASF as the largest local producer of construction chemicals in Myanmar.

“Myanmar is one of the fastest growing markets in Asia Pacific and is important for BASF. We are proud to open our first manufacturing facility in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city and its business centre, to support the rapid urbanization and industrialization of Myanmar. The new plant will enable us to stay close to our customers and offer solutions that meet the growing demands for residential construction, and industrial and infrastructure developments,” said Dr Hicham Abel, senior vice president, construction chemicals Asia Pacific at BASF.

“The opening of the new plant in East Dagon Township marks another milestone for us as we expand our manufacturing footprint in a new market and support the rapid growth of Myanmar’s construction industry with durable and energy-efficient products,” said Petrus Ng, managing director of BASF in Thailand and responsible for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

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