Founded in 1865 by Friedrich Engelhorn, German chemical company BASF (Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik) is the largest of its kind. Its headquarters are located in Ludwigshafen and the company is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, and Zurich Stock Exchange. Comprising a range of subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries, BASF operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the US. In terms of client base, the chemical heavyweight supplies products to a wide plethora of industries spread across over 200 countries.