BASF opens Shanghai Center of Excellence for Catamold

June 30, 2021

BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany has opened a new Center of Excellence laboratory for its Catamold® ready-to-use Metal Injection Moulding feedstocks business in Shanghai, China. The new facility will act as the Asian market hub for BASF’s solutions and products for the MIM industry.

Timo Schollmeier, Director Global Business Management Metal Systems BASF SE, stated, “BASF has consistently demonstrated dedication and leadership in providing MIM feedstock for reliable, high volume metal parts production globally. Innovation and customer focus have always been mission-critical for us and is well embedded in our DNA. The new investment strengthens our capability to turn product ideas of our customers into customised ‘ready-to-use’ MIM feedstocks for large scale production.”

“We are committed to drive growth in collaboration with our MIM customers in the region through involving customers early in the development process,” stated Dr Thorsten Staudt, Head of Global Center of Excellence Metal Systems, BASF SE. “Leveraging our global R&D know-how, the new lab allows our team to serve our customers faster with localised R&D capabilities.”

Dr Oliver Zhang, Head of Sales Metal Systems Greater China, added, “We see tremendous growth in the automotive and information & communications technology (ICT) sectors in China, which are dynamic and fast-paced. We want to serve our customers in these industries with speed and the right innovation for success.”

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