SOUTHFIELD, MI -- BASF has received the Business Innovation Award at the 2016 Excellence in Southfield Awards & Reception. The award honors remarkable businesses that help make Southfield a great place to live and work. BASF was recognized for its Plastics and Coatings Excellence (PACE) technical laboratory, which supports the formulation needs for pigments, resins, performance and formulation additives that are used, for example, in transportation, furniture and floor coatings.
BASF’s PACE Laboratory
| Karen Cummins, Manager of Business Services in Southfield,
Innovation Award on behalf of BASF.
The Business Innovation Award is given to companies with especially successful innovative systems, products or services. BASF’s PACE Laboratory opened in October 2015, and is home to approximately 50 employees who conduct research, development and technical services to serve customers and encourage collaboration. The 55,000 square foot facility represents a significant investment by BASF into the Southfield community and allows for continued job growth in the region.
“It is an honor to be recognized as an innovator in business,
” said Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager of BASF’s Midwest Hub. “This distinction confirms that we are achieving our goal to not only be leaders in our industry but also with our customers and in our community
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015.
BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).