The ‘world’s leading chemical company’ now employs some 1,800 people in the UK and Ireland, and generates sales here of around £2.8bn annually. Run from its HQ in Cheadle, Cheshire, its British operations manufacture chemicals for the construction, pest control, coatings, pigments and industrial process markets – quite a line-up. BASF’s latest ‘functional’ coatings technology can turn a building’s exterior into power-generating surfaces that reduce its running costs and offset its environmental impact. BASF makes its BMAC top 10 debut, up from 12th last year.
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