The Northeastern region has always been a priority for BASF in the country, and in Bahia, our company has been active for almost 40 years in the Industrial Complex of Camaçari. In 2015, our old amine plant gave way to the Camaçari Acrylic Complex: the largest investment in our history in Brazil and South America. Implementation of the project in Bahia was strategic for BASF, considering that the state has other chemical industries, is a booming market and has remarkable economic growth in many industries. In addition, the presence at the industrial pole brings us closer to major universities such as UFBA and technical training institutes, such as SENAI, which puts us in contact with a skilled workforce. Among other factors, Bahia also has several energetic matrices and our location at the pole brings us closer to the port of Aratu, our suppliers and customers.
The decision to establish our plant in Brazil, particularly in Bahia, will be very important for consolidating our brand. Here, we will be able to better care for our customers’ and partners’ demands. With our new distribution center, we will be able to better supply the market with our products much faster. We have already obtained a good response, which indicates that we are on the right path.