BASF Launches New Construction Centre in Canada

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Regional manufacturing and logistics centre will expand construction offering in Canadian marketplace

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division today announced the grand opening of its new Construction Centre in Toronto, Ontario. A celebratory event was hosted at the site for more than 100 construction contractors, distributors, architects and engineers in the greater Toronto area.

“The new BASF Construction Centre will service the Greater Toronto Area and the Canadian marketplace and will continue to build on BASF’s leadership position and commitment to providing product and system solutions to solve even the most demanding jobsite challenges in the construction industry,” said John Salvatore, Head of BASF Construction Chemicals Americas.

Located at 10 Constellation Court in Toronto, the BASF Construction Centre offers on-site customer service and support, manufacturing and warehousing capabilities, and is centrally located to ensure optimal service to BASF’s construction partners in the industry. Additional benefits include increased service to the Canadian marketplace and enhanced distribution and logistics to deliver products on time.

“Our Wall Systems business will offer a complete product line to meet the needs of the professional contractor in the Canadian construction market,” said Bill Kasik, Head of BASF’s Wall Systems business. “This offering includes all Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) components, custom color matching and tint capability, local delivery service and a hands-on classroom and training facility.”

The BASF Construction Centre will feature a full line of products from the Construction Chemicals business, including:

  •     Cementitious flooring products
  •     Concrete repair products
  •     Deck membranes
  •     Grouts
  •     Joint sealants
  •     Performance flooring products
  •     Wall coatings
  •     Water repellents
  •     Waterproofing products
  •     EIFS products:

o    Adhesives
o    Air/water-resistive barrier products and coatings
o    Insulation
o    Base coats
o    Reinforcing mesh
o    Acrylic finishes and coatings
o    Accessories and tools

“With the opening of the Construction Centre, we are reinforcing our commitment to serving the needs of construction professionals in the Canadian marketplace,” said Brian Denys, Head of BASF’s Construction Systems business.

The BASF Construction Centre is open for business from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

The Construction Chemicals business also manufactures a full line of concrete admixtures at the Brampton, Ontario facility. In addition, BASF offers the Watson Bowman Acme brand of custom expansion control systems to the Canadian construction market.

About the Construction Chemicals division

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division is the leading supplier of chemical systems and formulations for the construction industry. Continuous innovation and tailor-made solutions ensure its customers are more successful. Its product portfolio comprises admixture systems, cement additives, solutions for underground construction, repair systems and performance grouts, expansion control systems, waterproofing solutions and sealants, flooring systems, tile fixing systems, wall systems and solutions for wood protection. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.2 billion with approximately 7,000 employees in 2011.
BASF – The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit http://www.basf.us.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com.

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