BASF India was known as R A Cole when it was incorporated in 1943. Later in the year 1963 the name was changed to Indoplast. In the year 1967 the company was renamed as BASF India which is flagship company of BASF Group. BASF is world’s leading company in chemical sector. BASF Group is a conglomerate that caters to various segments such as plastics, care chemicals, construction chemicals, petrochemicals, automotive and refinery chemicals, paper chemicals etc.
BASF India is engaged in the business of manufacturing & marketing of Styropor, tanning agents, leather chemicals and auxiliaries, crop protection chemicals, textile chemicals, dispersions and specialty chemicals, plastics, automotive and coil coatings, catalysts, construction chemicals, polystyrene and polyurethane systems.
With a strong manufacturing and R&D base, the BASF Group in India is represented by more than 1800 employees having multi-location production sites and an R&D centre, which is part of the BASF Global Technology Platform.
The company has three manufacturing facilities located in Thane, Mangalore and Dadra.
Chemicals manufactured by BASF India cater the needs of various industries such as leather, textile, paper, paints, construction, carpets, cosmetics, plastics, pharmaceutical, packaging and insulation.
In 2010, three BASF legal entities in India – BASF Coatings (India) Private Limited, BASF Construction Chemicals (India) Private Limited and BASF Polyurethanes India Limited were merged with BASF India Limited.
2013 - BASF Thane site receives Energy Conservation Award2011 – BASF awarded ''Social Business Company of the Year.– BASF's Mangalore Site wins 1st prize for “Industrial Safety” in the medium scale category and the “Safe Boiler Award” in Karnataka by the Government of Karnataka
2010 - BASF's Thane Site wins 1st prize for “Industrial Safety Performance” under the “Large” category of companies by the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Thane RegionBASF conferred with the Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Excellence in Chemicals, Materials and Food sectorIn the year 2000 BASF was in the Fortune 500 list of most admired chemical company in the world.
BASF India was titled as most admired Company in the Chemical and Fertilizer sector in a survey conducted by ORG-MARG.