BASF has started planning the construction of a new world-scale plant for vitamin A in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The new facility will increase BASF’s total annual production capacity of vitamin A by 1,500 metric tons.
With the planned investment, BASF wants to ensure a long-term supply for its customers and meet the growing demand of the market. The new vitamin A plant is scheduled to come on stream in 2020.
“We can make optimal use of our resources by fully integrating the new production facility into BASF’s production Verbund. This significant investment also emphasizes the competitive position of the Ludwigshafen site,” said Michael Heinz, member of the BASF SE board of executive directors.
“A new world-scale plant will empower us to even better support our customers’ growth plans with high supply reliability and superior product quality,” added Saori Dubourg, president of BASF Nutrition & Health.
BASF is a leading worldwide producer of vitamin A for animal and human nutrition and the cosmetic industry.
BASF Nutrition & Health provides a comprehensive product and service portfolio for the human and animal nutrition, pharmaceutical and flavor and fragrance industries, operating sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific.