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BASF manufactures and markets chemicals, plastics, performance and crop protection products for agriculture, energy and automotive sectors. Read more

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Dow Chemical is one of BASF's top rivals. Dow Chemical was founded in Midland, Michigan} in 1897. Like BASF, Dow Chemical also competes in the Specialty Chemicals space. Compared to BASF, Dow Chemical generates $36.2B less revenue.

DuPont is BASF's #2 competitor. DuPont was founded in 1802, and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. DuPont is in the Industrial Suppliers industry. DuPont generates $57.7B less revenue vs. BASF.

Ineos is a top competitor of BASF. Ineos's headquarters is in Knightsbridge, England, and was founded in 1998. Like BASF, Ineos also operates in the Specialty Chemicals space. Ineos generates 18% of BASF's revenue.


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BASF Quarterly and Annual Revenue

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BASF's revenue is the ranked 2nd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 27.4B. Over the last four quarters, BASF's revenue has grown by 59.7%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $22.8B; in Q4 2020, it was $23.7B; in Q3 2020, it was $16.2B; in Q2 2020, BASF's revenue was $14.3B.

BASF Acquisitions




Oct 2020

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Glu-L™ Technology, AgriMetis LLC

Sep 2020

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Alkoxylates Assets, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company, Ltd.

Aug 2020

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Sculpteo SAS

Nov 2019

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These are all the companies that BASF has acquired. BASF has acquired 38 companies and its latest acquisition was ASL in Oct 2020.

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BASF Investments







ecoRobotix is a Switzerland-based farming company that designs and manufactures autonomous weed killing, and crop-spray robots for the agriculture sector.
Jun 15, 2021
Series C
Solidia is a New Jersey-based cement technology company that develops low carbon-based concrete and other related products for the construction industry.
Apr 28, 2021
Venture Round
Jimu is a China-based manufacturer and distributor of drones, unmanned vehicles and robot systems for the agriculture industry.
Apr 25, 2021
Series C
Pyrum is a recycling company that offers pyrolysis, laboratory analysis and plant consulting services to the chemical sector.
Sep 20, 2020
Corporate Round
IntelliSense.io is an AI-based mining platform that provides pipeline pumping and thickener circuit solutions for oil and gas, and marine sectors.
Aug 17, 2020
Venture Round

These are all the companies that BASF has invested in. BASF has invested 38 companies and its latest investment was ASL in Oct 2020.


June 17, 2021MarketScreener

First vegetable seeds grown in BASF's new state-of-the-art production facility in Ethiopia enter the global market

(marketscreener.com) Customers worldwide to benefit from year-round seed production Around €8 million... See more »
June 17, 2021MarketScreener

UBS reaffirms its Buy rating

(marketscreener.com) Andrew Stott from UBS retains his positive opinion on the stock with a Buy ratin... See more »
June 17, 2021Fuels + Lubes Online

BASF says it will postpone IPO of Wintershall Dea

German chemical company BASF announced that it will postpone the planned initial public offering of i... See more »
June 16, 2021startupticker

ecoRobotix raises USD 14.7 million in latest Series C funding

After tripling its sales during the last three months, ecoRobotix, the Swiss provider of AI-based ult... See more »
June 14, 2021MarketScreener

BASF SE english

(marketscreener.com) Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging manage... See more »
June 14, 2021MarketScreener

receives GMP+ and ISO 22000 certifications for its glycerin production at the Dusseldorf site

(marketscreener.com) Important standards for the food and feed industry Quality, traceability and saf... See more »

BASF Press Releases

May 7, 2021PRZOOM

BASF Strengthens its Global Production Footprint for Enzymes

PRZOOM - Newswire (press release) - Fri, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 -0400, Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatina... See more »
May 4, 2021Cision Canada

BASF Canada and Bullfrog Power launch documentary on Circular Economy to educate Canadians on a more efficient resource management system

/CNW/ - BASF Canada and Bullfrog Power have partnered to produce "The Afterlife of Waste", a document... See more »
March 18, 2021PRZOOM

BASF Expands its Ultrason P Portfolio

PRZOOM - Newswire (press release) - Thu, 18 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0400, Ludwigshafen Rhineland-Palatinat... See more »
March 1, 2021Business Wire

Operation Weed Eradication Adds New Coalition Member

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #agriculture--Raven Industries has joined BASF and AG... See more »
February 17, 2021Newswire Today

BASF Expands its Product Portfolio of Polyamides for the High-temperature Range

NewswireToday (newswire) - Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0500 Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany... See more »
February 9, 2021GlobeNewswire

BASF Wins 3M 2020 Supplier of the Year Award

Award recognizes suppliers who improve 3M's competitivenessAward recognizes suppliers who improve 3M'... See more »
January 25, 2021GlobalNewswire

Aqua Metals and BASF Establish Global Partnership

Companies Will Cooperate to Offer AquaRefining to Battery Recyclers and Explore Enhanced BASF Made El... See more »

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BASF Summary



BASF S. E. (FWB:BAS; NSE: BASF) is a producer of chemicals, plastics, crop performance and crop protection products to the oil and gas industries. The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries, operates six integra...


BASF's Chairman, Martin Brudermuller, currently has an approval rating of 93%. BASF's primary competitors are Dow Chemical, DuPont & Ineos.



Frequently Asked Questions about BASF

  1. When was BASF founded?

    BASF was founded in 1865
  2. Who is BASF's CEO?

    BASF's CEO is Martin Brudermuller
  3. How much revenue does BASF generate?

    BASF generates $76.9B in revenue
  4. How much funding does BASF have?

    BASF has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is BASF's headquarters?

    BASF's headquarters is in Ludwigshafen Rhineland-Palatinate, DE
  1. How many employees does BASF have?

    BASF has 110,302 employees
  2. What sector does BASF operate in?

    BASF is in Specialty Chemicals
  3. Who are BASF's competitors?

    BASF's top competitors are Dow Chemical, DuPont, Ineos
  4. Who has BASF invested in?

    BASF's has invested in companies such as ecoRobotix, Solidia, Suzhou Jimu Robot Technology Co Ltd