BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

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At BASF’s SE Ludwigshafen site, some 8,500 sales products are produced with a total volume of eight million metric tons per year from just a few raw materials, such as naphtha, rock salt and sulfur. The Ludwigshafen site also serves as a technology platform and competence center for the BASF Group. Ludwigshafen is the headquarters of BASF’s corporate management and the center of corporate research. Ludwigshafen is BASF’s biggest production Verbund: Production plants, energy and waste-flows, logistics and infrastructure are closely linked to each other. This integration (Verbund) leads to efficient value-adding chains from basic chemicals to highly sophisticated products. The backbone of the Ludwigshafen production Verbund is a dense network of more than 200 production plants that are connected to each other by over 2,000 kilometers of pipelines and more than 200 kilometers of rail track.

Core Sectors / Industries 

  • Chemicals (inorganics, petrochemicals, intermediates)
  • Plastics (performance polymers, polyurethanes)
  • Functional solutions (catalysts, construction chemicals, coatings)
  • Performance products (dispersions & pigments, paper chemicals, care chemicals, perfomance chemicals)
  • Agricultural solutions (crop protection)
  • Oil & gas


  • Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
  • BASELL Polyolefine GmbH
  • BASF Construction Polymers GmbH
  • BASF Future Business GmbH
  • BASF IT Services GmbH
  • BASF Jobmarkt GmbH
  • BASF Lampertheim GmbH
  • BASF Plant Science GmbH
  • BASF Sozialstiftung
  • BASF Venture Capital GmbH
  • DyStar Colours Distribution GmbH
  • EPS Ethylen-Pipeline-Süd GmbH & Co. KG
  • Extranthis UG
  • Klaus F. Meyer GmbH
  • Kombi-Terminal Ludwigshafen GmbH
  • Lanfer Logistik GmbH
  • Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
  • PE PiezoElectronics GmbH
  • pronova BKK
  • SCL GmbH
  • Styrolution GmbH

Number of Employees

About 37,900 people are directly employed at BASF Ludwigshafen Site (BASF SE, BASF Group companies and third party companies, average figures of 2011)


Total 1000.0 hectare
Free 50.0 hectare

Infrastructure and Connectivity

Highway yes
Railway yes
Waterway yes
Sea harbor no


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An effective logistical infrastructure complements the Verbund. Keystones are the intermodal transport terminal (300,000 units/year), the modern logistics centre (100,000 tons packed chemicals, eightfold throughput per year), harbor facilities and connection by block trains to Antwerp, Rotterdam, Eastern Germany and the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, ethylene and propylene pipelines link Ludwigshafen to other key chemical complexes.


Comprehensive production Verbund: organic, inorganic and intermediate products.


Electricity, steam, natural gas, industrial gases, water


Warehouses and tank farms