BASF inaugurates new branch in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday 04 May 2016

Abu Dhabi - MENA Herald: BASF, the world's leading chemical company, and the Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent, family-owned companies in the Gulf region with extensive operations in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), today inaugurated a new branch office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Housed in the Nation Towers close to the Corniche, the new office is located centrally in Abu Dhabi city.
“With our new Abu Dhabi branch office, we extend the long-term cooperation with our Joint venture partner, the Kanoo Group, focusing on the oil and gas industry,” said Dr. Jens Rudolph, Managing Director at BASF Middle East Chemicals LLC in Abu Dhabi, and continued: “With our current product portfolio specialized on gas treatment, catalysts, adsorbents and petrochemicals, we want to better serve our customers in the region.”
Mr Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group U.A.E. & Oman, stated “It is amazing to think what a great partnership we at Kanoo have had with BASF over these past decades. Bringing to the Gulf one of the world's leading companies and the leader in chemicals has been a point to pride for our family. We look forward to many more decades of great partnership with this great company.”
With our further increased regional presence we show our commitment to the emirate Abu Dhabi, which for us is a focus market within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC),” said Florian Krueckl, Managing Director at BASF FZE and BASF Middle East LLC in Dubai, and continued: “We seek to leverage our leading position as an integrated global chemical company to create growth opportunities in Abu Dhabi for both our customers and us by sharing our industry expertise based on our unique chemical know-how. Our growth strategy is driven by innovative products and solutions that contribute to conserving resources and improving quality of life.” The company is also encouraging employment and training of the local workforce with the aim to enhance the population’s technical skill-set over a period of time.
BASF is present at the Middle East region for more than six decades based on several Joint ventures with the Kanoo Group. During this period the company has achieved high level recognition from commercial enterprises and public entities for its expertise and advanced products. Today BASF sells a wide range of products in the Middle East, with an emphasis on industrial chemicals, petrochemicals, gas treatment, refining catalysts, process catalysts, adsorbents, oilfield chemicals, desalination of sea water, packaging, engineering plastics, plastic additives, paints, coatings & inks and construction chemicals.
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With more than 40 years of experience, BASF offers its customers efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases such as natural gas, synthesis gas, and biogas. Worldwide, these solutions have been proven and demonstrated in over 400 reference plants. BASF markets its range of technologies, gas treatment agents and complete technical services under the brand OASE – Gas Treating Excellence by BASF.
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