BASF opens construction chemicals ­production ­facility in Lagos/Nigeria

BASF inaugurated a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Lagos/Nigeria in mid-October. The production site is BASF’s answer to the increasing demand for construction chemicals in western Africa.

BASF produces standard and custom-made performance concrete additives for all cement and aggregate types, so-called admixtures, from the company’s comprehensive Master Builders® Solutions portfolio. BASF’s admixtures 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. The new production site in Lagos is a further step to strengthen the global network of the Master Builders Solutions brand. The solutions offered by the brand will also strongly benefit contractors from other regions doing construction projects in West Africa.

Other production sites in Africa are located in Westonaria/South ­Africa, ­Algiers/Algeria, Sadat City/Egypt, Casa­blanca/Morocco, and Nairobi/Kenya. Among the rich history of successful construction projects in Africa in which solutions and expertise of Master Builders Solutions were included, are the Lekki-Ikoyi-Bridge in Lagos/Nigeria, the East-West Highway in Algeria and the De Hoop Dam in South Africa. Global lighthouse projects with Master Builders Solutions include: Burj Khalifa, Dubai; Freedom Tower, New York City/USA; Second Penang Bridge, Malaysia; ­Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland.

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