About Us

The number of cars on our streets is growing constantly. By 2020, there will be approximately 1.2 billion cars on the road worldwide, an increase of nearly 300 million compared to 2012. Already today, mobility is facing new challenges: global population growth, rising standards of living in emerging markets, increasing urbanization, climate change and the limited availability of fossil fuels require new concepts with regard to sustainability and energy efficiency.

As the world’s leading automotive supplier in the chemical industry, BASF can help automakers address these global automotive trends:

  • Lightweighting
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Heat Management
  • E-Mobility
  • Passenger Experience
  • Fuel Efficiency

We can do this because we have the most extensive product portfolio in the automotive industry.  From engineering plastics, coatings and fuel additives to catalysts, battery materials and brake fluids to chemicals for leather and textiles, our customers get the best products out there.

Plus, our technical expertise and comprehensive customer support means our team literally becomes an integral part of your team to deliver efficiencies and top-tier service. With a strong presence in Europe, Africa, North and South America, as well as in Asia, BASF has a truly global network.

Finally, R&D fuels BASF’s operations and means our customers have direct access to cutting-edge products, technology and insights to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow.

We’re driving research and innovation forward in collaboration with our partners to develop automotive solutions.

At BASF, we create chemistry for future mobility.