BASF “Official Partner” for Janssen Pharmaceutica
* Chemical intermediates for pharmaceuticals production
* Second award in a row
BASF recently received the “Partnership Award” honoring excellent cooperation from its customer Janssen Pharmaceutica. Last year already, the pharmaceuticals producer headquartered in Geel/Belgium had granted “Official Partner” status to BASF. Altogether Janssen recognized the performance of eight out of 35 measured suppliers, who measured up to very strict evaluation criteria. The so-called “Total Performance Rating” focuses mainly on the factors of quality, logistics, environmental compatibility, costs and reliability on the part of the supplier. Janssen does not continue to do business with suppliers unless they achieve excellent scores in all categories. BASF is supplying Janssen with various chemical intermediates for the production of several pharmaceutical products.
A subsidiary of the U.S.-based Johnson & Johnson Group, Janssen Pharmaceutica, with a workforce of more than 4,700 employees, serves as a center for integrated research and development, production and general services. In Geel, Belgium, Janssen produces all the active ingredients for 65 percent of world wide chemical production J&J. The products are used throughout the world for human and veterinary medicines as well as safeguarding plants and materials.
The operating division Intermediates of the BASF Group develops, produces and markets the world’s largest range of intermediates. Key representatives of the more than 600 products include amines, diols, polyalcohols and acids. Among other applications, intermediates are used as starting materials for coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textile fibers, detergents and crop protection agents. Innovative BASF intermediates help to improve the properties of the final product and the efficiency of production processes. The ISO 9001:2000-certified operating division Intermediates has access to plants at production sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In 2005, this BASF operating division with 2,665 employees generated world sales of above 2 billion euros. For more information, go to www.basf.de/intermediates and www.gastreatment.com.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s intelligent system solutions and high-value products help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has over 95,000 employees and posted sales of more than €42.7 billion in 2005. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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