The company said it invested approximately 20 million euros in the facility, which Tillmann called a "unique technological masterpiece." BASF said the distribution center features a fully automated, high-stack warehouse system and continuous inertization technology that is designed to protect the building from fire around the clock. Nitrogen is pumped into the high-stack section of the facility to reduce oxygen concentrations as a fire-prevention mechanism.
BASF Coatings Opens Key Distribution Facility
November 1, 2004
MUNSTER, Germany - BASF Coatings AG announced the formal opening of the company's new Distribution Center in Munster, a facility described by BASF Coatings CEO Berthold Tillmann as "an extremely important and effective node in our European production and distribution network."