Florham Park-based BASF Corp. announced this week that it has completed an expansion of production at a manufacturing site in Alabama.
The company said the 18-month process at its Huntsville facility will enhance its mobile emissions catalyst business, and resulted in the hiring of 10 new employees.
“The Huntsville facility is our largest emissions catalyst manufacturing site in North America, and this expansion demonstrates our commitment to our business growth strategy,” Ken Lane, president of BASF’s catalyst division, said in a prepared statement. “The additional capacity will meet the growing market demand and customer technology needs in the region.”
BASF celebrated production of its 400 millionth automotive catalytic converter at the event announcing completion of the Huntsville expansion.
“We have a world-class team at the BASF Huntsville facility,” Dirk Demuth, senior vice president of the division, said in a statement. “This facility and all 400 million catalytic converters are visual representations of the important work that is accomplished here every single day.”
BASF Corp. is the North American unit of Germany’s BASF SE. It has more than 17,500 employees and reported 2016 sales of more than $16 billion.