BASF opens its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar, producing construction chemicals for local market
18 May 2018
BASF today inaugurated its first production plant in Myanmar, located at East Dagon Township, close to Yangon. The state-of-the-art facility will produce high quality, tailor-made concrete admixtures to meet increasing demand for 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 center, to support the rapid urbanization and industrialization of Myanmar,” said Dr. Hicham Abel, Senior Vice President, Construction Chemicals Asia Pacific at BASF. “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,”.
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.
“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.
The plant is about 25 kilometers away from Yangon downtown, in close proximity to Thilawa Sea Port, Yangon Sea Port and Yangon International Airport. This strategic location makes it easy for BASF to receive raw materials as well as deliver to customers across the country.