BASF opens new mobile emissions catalysts production plant in Poland.

BASF opens emissions catalysts plant in Poland

6:56 AM, 19th July 2014
BASF opens new mobile emissions catalysts production plant in Poland.

SRODA SLASKA, POLAND/LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF inaugurated its new production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in Sroda Slaska, a Special Economic Zone near Wroclaw, Poland.

The construction of the new 40,000 square meter manufacturing facility - BASF’s largest emissions catalysts plant in Europe - began in late 2012, supported by an initial €90 million investment. The plant began production trials in April 2014, and last month started up two emissions catalysts manufacturing lines, with an initial employee base of hundred.

Additional expansions will follow, raising the total investment for the plant to approximately €150 million. Once all ten planned light duty and heavy duty catalysts production lines are operating at full capacity by 2016, BASF expects to employ more than 400 people at the Sroda Slaska site.

“The launch of this new production plant provides a vital addition to our global manufacturing network for innovative automotive emissions control technologies. Tightening emissions regulations will be a key growth driver for our business. Our investment in Sroda Slaska will provide the capacity we need to meet increased customer demand in the most efficient way possible,” said Kenneth Lane, President, Catalysts division, BASF.


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