FORTUNE Names BASF Top Company in Global Chemical Industry

Mar 04, 2011, 10:50 ET from BASF Corporation

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF is ranked as the top company in the global chemical industry for the third year in a row. This is the result of a survey carried out by the renowned U.S. business magazine Fortune and published in its latest edition (available on March 21, 2011). BASF is also ranked the world's most admired German company.

The survey of the "World's Most Admired Companies" is conducted every year by Fortune in cooperation with the management consulting firm Hay Group. Industry experts rank around 700 companies worldwide in the categories of product and service quality, global competitiveness and quality of management.

Further information about the survey "World's Most Admired Companies" can be found on the Internet at:

BASF - The Chemical Company.

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than euro 63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at or in the Social Media Newsroom at

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