MUTTENZ -- The Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant is
transforming its 37-hectare company premises in Muttenz into a completely new industrial
park. Around 16 hectares of the area will be available to interested companies that may want
to settle there.
"Infrapark® Baselland" is scheduled to start up at the beginning of 2011. In
addition to Clariant, other companies such as PanGas and Bayer, as well as Aprentas, the
training association of the Basel chemical and pharmaceutical industry, are already
operating on the land of the future industrial park. The new industrial park will be
appealing primarily for research and manufacturing companies from the chemicals and life
science industries. Situated in the Basel region and thus in the border triangle of
Switzerland-Germany-France, it offers an area that has been perfectly developed for road,
rail, ship and air access. With its comprehensive range of services from a single source,
Infrapark Baselland, which remains under Clariant's ownership, will offer all the benefits
of an industry location unique in Switzerland.
The new industrial park will constitute a production compound with significant synergy
effects, thus offering considerable cost-saving potential for the companies located within
its perimeter. At the same time, many end users are located in the immediate vicinity.
Renaud Spitz, Country Manager, Clariant Schweiz AG and Manager, Infrapark
Baselland, which will be an independent business unit of Clariant Produkte (Schweiz) AG,
declared, "On January 1, 2011, a new era with significant opportunities will begin for the
industrial site of Muttenz: an open industrial park, an appealing new home for interested
companies, will be created on long-established traditional company grounds. We offer our
clients all the services necessary for successful research, development and manufacturing
Clariant is a specialty chemicals company that operates on a global basis and has its registered
headquarters in Muttenz near Basel. It comprises over 100 Group companies world-wide and
had approximately 17 000 employees as at the end of September 2010. Clariant achieved sales
in excess of CHF 6.6 billion in fiscal 2009. Clariant is organized in ten business units:
Additives, Detergents & Intermediates, Emulsions, Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Leather
Services, Masterbatches, Oil & Mining Services, Paper Specialties, Pigments and Textile
Chemicals. Infrapark ® is a registered trademark of Clariant International LTD.