BASF makes a strategic move in shifting its Dispersions and Resins Applications center from Amagasaki to Yokkaichi in Japan. The new R&D center will be located beside BASF’s Dispersions & Resins production plant. The adjacent placement of production and research centers and the mutual collaboration of both the manufacturing and research activities are expected to strengthen the company’s functional performance in a more effective manner.
The strategic relocation of the R&D center is expected to create seamless product development processes, by easily developing the on-premise scale-up production from new R&D projects. It also facilitates communication between the functional teams and shortens the project lead time and enhances the innovation capability of BASF.
In 2008, Ciba, a Switzerland-based chemical production company was acquired by the German chemical company BASF and in April 2009, integrated into the BASF group. Since then, BASF has been operating its Amagasaki R&D center. The newly relocated R&D center in Rokuromi beside the production plant has started its operations in June 2021.