BASF Societas Europaea (BASF SE, "Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik") is the world's largest chemical concern. Headquarters is in the city of Ludwigshafen in the land of Rhineland-Palatinate in the south-west of Germany. The corporation was founded on April 6, 1865. The abbreviation BASF denoted "Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik", ie "Baden factory for the production of aniline and soda", but this name is outdated, there is only a abbreviation.
          The concern has 160 subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia. The concern maintains contacts with 170 countries of the world and produces more than 7000 products.

          The BASF office in Ukraine was opened in 1992 in Kiev and became one of the first missions of large Western concerns in the country. Currently, regional representatives work in all regional centers of the country. The number of employees working in Ukraine at present is more than 130 people.