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U.S. Business Magazine Fortune: BASF is the most admired German company


* “World’s Most Admired Companies 2011” - BASF also ranked as the top company in the global chemical industry

Ludwigshafen , Germany – – BASF is the world’s most admired German company and also ranks as the top company in the global chemical industry. 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).

In the list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies 2011,” BASF is ranked as the top company in the global chemical industry – the same position as in the previous two years. Among German companies BASF was also ranked number one, up from second place in 2010.

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.

About BASF

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 about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at or in its Social Media Newsroom at


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