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Concrete Additives BASF to Start up Construction Chemicals Plant in Nigeria

| Editor: Manja Wühr

For BASF Nigeria is a particularly dynamic growing market for construction chemicals in West Africa. The new production plant for concrete additives in Lagos/Nigeria will help the construction industry to become less dependent on imports and reduce long lead times for supplies. Besides Nigeria BASF concentrates on neighboring west African countries, too.

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Laurent Tainturier, BASF Senior Vice President Europe East, CIS, Middle East and Africa: “This new production facility will strengthen the product portfolio in the region”
Laurent Tainturier, BASF Senior Vice President Europe East, CIS, Middle East and Africa: “This new production facility will strengthen the product portfolio in the region”
(Bild: Emma Nwawudu/BASF)

Lagos/Nigeria – To serve the increasing demand for construction chemicals in western Africa BASF has put a new production plant for concrete admixture in Lagos/Nigeria into operation.“We are now able to rapidly supply our customers with admixtures for all cement and aggregate types, whether their construction projects are located in the urban areas of western Africa or in more remote sites,” said Nair Narayanan, Country Manager for BASF Construction Chemicals, West Africa. “We as experts in construction chemistry are where our customers need us with the foremost aim to fulfil the many needs and requirements of the industry in Nigeria, and then to further expand the business to export to neighboring west African countries such as Ghana, Liberia, Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast”, added Mr. Narayanan.

Concrete Additives: Tailor-made Products for West Africa

The new facility also allows for tailor-made products for local customers in order to meet their specific needs. “Fast and flexible solutions based on the daily and future needs of the construction industry in Western Africa are our contribution to the region’s economic progress”, said Christian Geierhaas, regional head of BASF’s Construction Chemicals division. “Our clear aim is to support the local industry by reducing imports, thereby minimizing the long lead times for supplies and other transport related issues, while supporting the economic growth of the region by creating employment opportunities”, he said.

BASF’s admixtures (Concrete Additives) enable the production of concrete that is stronger and more durable while also increasing its workability retention. This leads to faster setting and hardening and thus accelerating the construction progress. This helps to reduce the total costs of ownership. The new facility also allows for tailor-made products for local customers in order to meet their specific needs. “Fast and flexible solutions based on the daily and future needs of the construction industry in Western Africa are our contribution to the region’s economic progress”, said Christian Geierhaas, regional head of BASF’s Construction Chemicals division. “Our clear aim is to support the local industry by reducing imports, thereby minimizing the long lead times for supplies and other transport related issues, while supporting the economic growth of the region by creating employment opportunities”, he said.

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