The transformed facility will enable BASF to produce more than 30 million litres of agricultural solutions per annum
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF), a subsidiary of BASF, has opened its new its modernised formulation, packaging and distribution facility in Regina, Saskatchewan.
The company has made an investment of over C$14m ($10.7m) for the transformation at the Regina facility.
The crop protection production facility will be the company’s single biggest agriculture infrastructure investment in the last decade.
It is estimated to produce more than half of the division’s crop protection products, which will ensure farmers across the country and the northern US to have access to the products when they require.
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions Business Management vice president Jonathan Sweat said: “Situated in Western Canada, the transformed facility will further support our customers and enable us to produce more than 30 million litres of agricultural solutions annually.
“This significant investment highlights our ongoing commitment to innovation, ensuring we can continue to provide farmers with the solutions they need to succeed today, while setting ourselves up to produce, at our Regina site, the solutions they will need for continued success tomorrow.”
The major upgrades at the facility include modernisations to mechanical operations, automation systems, quality control and safety protocols and performance.
The enhancements include a new control room which will provide real-time information on every valve and tank, a 300,000-litre stainless steel tank for the storage of raw materials.
The company said that Viper, which is claimed to be one of the most important herbicides for field pea farmers, will be among the first products to be produced this fall at the Regina facility.
Recently, BASF Digital Farming and Bosch have signed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) agreement to offer smart farming solutions.