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BASF opens concrete admixture production facility in Nairobi

NAIROBI/KENYA, September 9, 2014 -  BASF yesterday inaugurated its new production plant for concrete admixtures in Nairobi. The production site will allow BASF to better meet the increasing demand for construction chemicals of customers in Eastern Africa. There, BASF produces standard and custom-made performance admixtures from the MasterRheobuild and the MasterGlenium product line.

BASF’s admixtures enable to produce concrete with higher strength, and to increase its workability retention. This is of special importance in urban areas such as Nairobi, Kenya, or Kampala, Uganda, where transportation of concrete to the construction site may take longer due to high traffic.

Kenya is a particularly strong growing market for construction chemicals in Eastern Africa. The new production site in Nairobi is a further step to strengthen the global network of the Master Builders Solutions® brand. The solutions offered by the brand will also strongly benefit contractors from other regions doing construction projects in Eastern Africa, as they may already know the product portfolio and technologies.

The production plant is located in the Mlolongo area of Greater Nairobi. It has good access to the road network and the Mombasa Port to receive raw materials, deliver to customers in Nairobi and Kenya and to export to neighboring countries such as South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. BASF has been actively selling construction chemicals to the Eastern African market for more than 25 years. Other production sites in Africa are located in Westonaria, South Africa; Algiers, Algeria; Sadat City, Egypt and Casablanca, Morocco.
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