CPEC to initiate flurry of economic activity: BASF official

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KARACHI, Nov 6 (APP): The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would help initiate a flurry of economic activity in Pakistan, said Tay Jui Seng, an official of the German Chemical giant BASF, here the other day.
Talking to the media here along with Faisal Akhtar, the head of BASF
Pakistan, Seng said he would report back to his company as to how the
BASF can participate in spurring the business activities in the Pakistani market.
Tay Jui Seng, the Vice President Business Management Transportation
Performance Materials Asia Pacific, is based at BASF’s manufacturing facility in Shanghai. He undertook a three day visit to assess the market as well as the opportunities available here.
Seng pointed out that the BASF has research facilities based in many
countries of the world and has been coming up with innovative products from time to time through research and development (R&D). BASF was in a position to provide quick solutions to the requirements of the businesses in Pakistan, which is an emerging market, he added.
He stressed that Pakistan can also benefit a lot from its human resource
especially by imparting right type of education and training to productive use of their talent, energy and potential.
Seng also indicated that the BASF regularly trains their people from
time to time to enhance their technical skills and know how to serve customers more efficiently.
He said that his company can also consider as to how it can participate
in the CPEC activities through the supply chain mode.
Seng also referred to the impressive growth of the automotive industry
in Pakistan and especially in the two wheelers market.
He hinted that cooperation may also be extended by the BASF for the
construction industry as well as in chemicals and polymers and also address the quick solutions that are required towards the growth phenomenon in Pakistan.
Faisal Akhtar, who heads the BASF Pakistan, said that Tay Jui Seng’s
visit augurs well and indicates towards the company’s interest for further collaboration in the growth process in Pakistan where the business environment is now quite conducive.
It may be pointed out that the BASF Chemicals and Polymers Pakistan
Limited has changed its name to BASF Pakistan (Private) Limited effective from November 1, 2016.
A communication said that the management under its new name assures all its customers of the same continuous commitment to support businesses with products and services.