BASF, China City in Strategic Cooperation Agreement

By on June 29, 2016 in SUPPLY CHAINS

1000px-China_Jilin_Jilin.svgBASF and the municipal government of Jilin City, the second largest city in Jilin Province, China, entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement today.

The agreement outlines the joint collaboration between the two parties in promoting sustainable city and industry development in Jilin City. BASF will offer its value-added solutions and innovation know-how to help transform the city into a new automotive production hub in Northeast China while strengthening the competitiveness of a range of industries.

“Leveraging the opportunities brought by the Northeast China revitalization and Changchun-Jilin-Tumenjiang development strategies, Jilin City strives to nurture emerging industries including aviation, new materials, advanced equipment manufacturing, etc. and reinforce the development of pillar industries including chemical, automotive and agriculture, etc.,” said Zhao Jingbo, Communist Party Secretary of Jilin City, “Jilin City is a hub for the chemical and carbon fiber industries in China. BASF is highly relevant and complementary to the industries here. This is a partnership with broad prospects.”

Jilin City is a strategic location in shaping many industries in the Northeast region in China such as automotive manufacturing. Ultimately, it aims to become a new automotive industry hub in the Northeast, producing more than one million vehicles a year. “BASF provides one-stop solutions for the entire automotive industry chain. With this cooperation agreement, we are committed to working more closely with Jilin City’s automotive industry to drive the application and innovation of advanced automotive materials,” said Stephan Kothrade, President and Chairman Greater China, BASF.

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