BASF aims to grow in Azerbaijan’s petrochemicals industry
BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 14
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Germany’s BASF company aims to grow in Azerbaijan’s petrochemicals industry, Tolga Baysinop, BASF Azerbaijan LLC, Managing Director told Trend.
"In 2020, we aim to grow in petrochemicals industry and by this way we would be playing a role in the development of non-oil sector. For non-oil sector, affordable and high quality raw materials are key to produce successful end products. As BASF we have plans to supply products to food & beverage, human nutrition, pharmaceuticals, textile, automotive sectors which attracted significant investments in recent years," he said.
The managing director noted that currently, BASF has contracts with customers in agriculture and petrochemical sectors in Azerbaijan.
"These sectors were developed significantly in the recent years. As BASF, we have a deep expertise in agriculture industry not only in products but also supporting farmers to safeguard their harvest and increase their yield. We are glad that we can present this expertise to Azerbaijani farmers," he said.
As for the company’s operations with lower oil prices, Baysinop said that BASF assumes an average oil price of $60 per barrel Brent crude oil for 2020.
"The current weakness in oil prices leads to a reduction in prices for key raw materials, which could positively impact earnings. The extent will depend on how long these lower oil prices will last as well as supply and demand for chemicals," added the managing director.
BASF portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions.
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