BASF Starts Concrete Admixtures Plant in Kenya

28.08.2014 -

BASF has started up a new plant for concrete admixtures at Mlolongo, Kenya. The facility for which no capacity has been named supplies chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures among them concrete admixtures, and cement additives.

Up to now, the Ludwigshafen group has been exporting construction chemicals to Kenya from its headquarters in Germany. The new plant will allow it to better meet the increasing demand for construction chemicals of customers in eastern Africa as it seeks to position itself for the ongoing infrastructure projects in the country.

Graham Dean, Country group manager in Kenya said BASF is targeting the ongoing road, rail and airport construction in the country.  He added that the plant will strengthen the product portfolio in the region and will meet the demands for multi-story buildings and long lasting infrastructural constructions. It will also increase efficiency and lower BASF's production costs.