BASF ShanghaiChina – The launch of the expanded mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing operation comes at the end of a three-year project which has doubled the company’s capacity in the country by the addition of new light-duty emissions catalysts production lines, a new heavy-duty diesel catalysts plant and an automated warehouse. The workforce has increased by 120 personnel.

“Our Shanghai expansion project positions BASF to meet growing demand in China by providing a full line of innovative emissions catalysts solutions that allow our customers to address increasingly stringent emissions requirements,” said Marc Ehrhardt, senior vice-president of BASF’s Mobile Emissions Catalysts business.

The Shanghai site, which also accommodates an R&D centre, will manufacture technologies such as the Three-Way Catalyst (TWC), Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), and the advanced Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for heavy-duty diesel applications.