BASF Catalysts India Private
Limited has inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site.
The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an
existing BASF plant in Chennai and is the culmination of a three-year expansion
project, which has doubled the company’s catalyst manufacturing capacity in
lines are housed in the new plant, producing a full range of catalyst
solutions, including light duty, heavy duty and motorcycle emissions catalysts
to meet growing market demand and customer technology needs. The site produces
BASF EMPROTM emissions control solutions including the Three-Way Catalyst
(TWC), Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), Catalyzed Soot Filter (CSF) and
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Catalyst.
“Around the Asia Pacific
region, and especially here in India, mobility is ever more important. At the
same time, more and more vehicles are being manufactured locally in India. To
meet the demands of this growth, according to BASF’s Asia Pacific strategy and
in support of Make in India and other government initiatives, we are expanding
our local production network in the region,” said Sanjeev Gandhi, member of the
Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE responsible for Asia Pacific.
“With the expansion of our
manufacturing capacity and capabilities in Chennai, BASF Catalysts is better
positioned to respond to the increase in demand for advanced emissions control
solutions in India. It will also help our customers meet increasingly stringent
requirements such as the Indian government’s decision to advance from BS IV
emissions norms to BS VI norms by 2020,” said Dirk Demuth, Senior Vice
President, Mobile Emissions Catalysts, BASF. “Furthermore, the new site will
produce advanced heavy duty emissions catalysts, which will allow us to better
serve the fast-growing automotive markets in India,” he added.