BASF’s Catalysts division establishes new global headquarters facility in Iselin, New Jersey

ISELIN, NJ, October 14, 2015 – BASF’s Catalysts division has announced the signing of a long-term occupancy lease for a new global headquarters facility at 33 Wood Avenue in Iselin, New Jersey (USA).

As the anchor tenant, the Catalysts business will occupy approximately 60,000 square feet of the 33 Wood Avenue facility, including three floors of office space as well as a portion of the first floor, which will house a visitor welcome area.

The Catalysts division, which was formed in 2006 with BASF’s acquisition of Engelhard Corporation, has maintained its global headquarters and its primary North American research & development presence in the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, for more than 45 years. For the past three years, to accommodate its continued growth, the Catalysts business has also leased a single floor of office space at the 101 Wood Avenue office building in Iselin.

In December 2015, the Catalysts business will begin the process of relocating its headquarters operation and staff to the 33 Wood Avenue site, which will house approximately 240 BASF team members and provide room for additional growth. BASF will continue to operate its existing company-owned facilities at 25 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike in Iselin, using the office space for future expansion activities, while it will exit its leased space at the 101 Wood Avenue location.

“We are delighted to maintain our global headquarters in Iselin, where our Catalysts team has delivered countless innovations and driven strong business growth for many years,” said Catalysts division President Kenneth Lane. “We are proud to call Iselin our home, and look forward to bringing our entire headquarters team together again in a single office environment while maintaining close proximity to our existing local R&D operations and team.”

“Woodbridge Township welcomes BASF’s Catalysts division – and more than 240 of its local team members – to their new global headquarters in Iselin,“ said Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac. “BASF’s decision to maintain Iselin as its home base stands as an epic milestone for Woodbridge Township and for our regional economy. It is through our combined commitment and partnership with BASF that we are proud to say that we are home to the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts.“

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BASF’s Catalysts division President Kenneth Lane (right) and Woodbridge, NJ, Mayor John McCormac visit the Catalysts business’ new global headquarters facility in Iselin, where relocation activities will begin in December 2015.

About BASF’s Catalysts Division

BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at


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