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Infrapark® Baselland AG – the Swiss Answer to your Facility Questions in the Chemical Industry

15.12.2017 Infrapark Baselland AG (Infrapark), a company of the Clariant Group, offers with its premises a perfect location for industrial companies which are engaged in research, development and/or production, especially those in the chemical and life sciences industries.


Infrapark is located in the center of Europe close to Basel one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world. In the Basel area you will find an extraordinary concentration of innovative companies, an open-minded culture, an international environment, business friendly conditions and quality of life that will fulfill the most stringent requirements.

Infrapark provides the chemical and life sciences industry with 32 hectares of outstanding developed real estate with an ideal location from a logistics point of view: direct access to the Port “Auhafen” on the river Rhine, situated close to one of the largest marshaling yards in Europe (Muttenz) and excellent access to the highway network. Besides existing buildings which can be converted, also free plots are available to interested companies.

Customers of Infrapark as well as companies outside the chemical park benefit from a comprehensive range of services which allow them to concentrate on their core business activities. We comply with all provisions of the Swiss incident and dangerous goods regulations and, therefore, provide state-of-the-art requirements for a safe and environmentally sustainable industrial

According to our customers, one of the decisive factors to settle their enterprise at the Infrapark site in Muttenz is the speed at which they can realize their business, be it the permit to start with the construction work of a production building or the permit to start manufacturing chemical products. The authorities show a professional approach in dealing with special requests and are very familiar with the processes in the chemical industry. In addition, thanks to the well-established connections of the Health, Safety and Environment department of Infrapark, the early informal exchange of information with authorities enables companies to achieve target-oriented solutions.

The site, operating as a chemical park since the beginning of 2011, shows an impressive growth. Turnover with third party customers grew considerably and 200 additional jobs were created. So far tenants invested approximately CHF 200 million in various projects to expand production capacities. To support this expansion, Infrapark has invested considerably in infrastructure like waste water pretreatment, energy and utility supply.

To date 20 companies are based at Infrapark. These companies are active in the field of the production and development of specialty chemicals, green chemicals, industrial, pharmaceutical and medical gas products, but also chemical logistics, lab automation and other services that support the manufacturing companies at site and are not part of Infrapark’s service offering.

Services for You

Facilities management and incident management: We are anxious to keep our customers’ operating and administration costs low by means of our professional facilities management and administration services. We attend to facilities management needs including the maintenance and monitoring of buildings and plants around the clock.

Security and Alarm Center: Our Alarm Control Unit is staffed around the clock and immediately investigates alerts from fire, gas and intrusion alarms as well as all fault messages generated by operations. We evaluate all alerts and mobilize the responsible emergency services as required.

Our chemical incident unit and fire brigade is based on a militia system with on-call members from the various residing companies who are being trained by the professional firemen of Infrapark. These professionals are also able to offer safety solutions based on their many years of experience which are tailored to the specific needs of our customers.

Utilities: We offer our customers a wealth of energy products (i.e. electricity, natural gas, steam, cooling media, compressed air) and resources (i.e. water, nitrogen, acids and alkalis).

Waste disposal: Our customers at Infrapark profit from our comprehensive waste management program. It extends from incineration of solid, liquid as well as gaseous waste including source exhaust air (collection pipe) and an environmentally friendly solvent regeneration right through to a unique waste water pretreatment plant. The plant can treat effluents that cannot be treated in the biological water treatment plant because they are either heavily loaded with organic substances, contain low biodegradable organic compounds, copper in complex or ionic form or other heavy metals. This service is not only offered on site but to chemical companies in the neighborhood.

The drainage system at Infrapark consists of separate sewers for industrial aqueous effluent, sanitary aqueous effluent and clean water. To avoid any harmful impact on the Rhine water quality the discharged aqueous effluents are constantly monitored. With ten retention basins and an additional emergency tank at the water treatment plant, ample retention volume is available.

Health, safety and environment: Infrapark has designated experts who provide solutions-led advice to our customers for their individual projects and for operating their plant and storage facilities as well as regarding an emission management in line with the legal requirements. We are providing support to our customers in all aspects of plant safety as well as the preparation of basic information and documentation for the approvability of investments by the respective authorities.. This service is the key to our success.

Medical Services: The on-site medical service offers our customers a comprehensive occupational health care service as well as emergency medical care for all employees on the premises of Infrapark.

Logistics where the chemistry is right: Scheduling, warehousing and intra-site transportation are part and parcel of the day-to-day business of manufacturing plants. We have profound experience in transporting and handling of hazardous substances and dangerous materials, such as toxic and explosive goods. Our dangerous goods safety adviser supports and advises our customers regarding the handling of hazardous and dangerous goods. Our efficient management of goods and a corresponding material handling are appreciated by our customers. For our logistics services, the trimodal connections rail, road and water are ideal for the customers at our location. Infrapark logistics has the status of an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) and Known Consignor. Our open customs warehouses (OCW) and the status as an authorized recipient we can also be offered to our customers.

Technical services: We have an expert team of consultants with specialized knowledge in engineering available to support our customers. In addition to engineering consultancy, we also provide support in the planning of processing plants in terms of control systems, process control engineering and processing.

We offer services for the repair and maintenance of equipment being used in production of our customers at Infrapark, as well as maintenance services for buildings and infrastructure. In particular the commissioning, inspection, corrective and preventive maintenance, 24h trouble-shooting as well as assembling and dismantling of equipment and installations are part of the service package.

Analytics – challenge us with your analytical issues: Our experience is based on a wide range of chemical compounds (polymers, dyestuffs, pigments, surfactants, chemicals), with more than 2,500 individual substances. Our experienced team advises and supports you during the product launch, from method development and validation right up to production. The main focus of the used techniques is trace analysis, purity testing and physicochemical properties determination of substances. The analytical labs at Infrapark have the Swiss Accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025:2005. The accreditation which has been renewed just recently allows us an even better support of our customers in solving complex problems by offering efficient, targeted and economic solutions.

Company Profile:

Infrapark is the perfect location for industrial companies which are active in research, development and/or production, especially those in the chemical and life sciences industries.

Infrapark provides the industry with a comprehensive range of services and 32 hectares of outstanding developed real estate with open plots of approx. 5 hectares. We comply with all provisions of Swiss SEVESO and dangerous goods regulations and, therefore, provide state-of-the-art requirements for a safe and environmentally sustainable industrial location.

Situated at the heart of Europe at the point where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, Infrapark is integrated into the business hub of Basel. Hardly any other region demonstrates a comparable convergence of industrial companies and research institutions in the chemical and life sciences industries as Basel.

Infrapark is extremely well-connected to international transportation routes by means of rail, road and river, with its own access to the Rhine. The EuroAirport is just 15 km away.


  • Facilities management and administration
  • Utilities
  • Waste disposal
  • Health, safety & environment
  • Logistics
  • Maintenance
  • Technical services
  • Analytics

Residing companies:
Accroma labtec AG,; Archroma, aprentas; AVA Biochem BSL AG; Bayer CropScience Schweiz AG; Beyond Surface Technologies AG; Brenntag Schweizer­hall AG; Clariant Additives (Switzerland) AG; Clariant International AG; Clariant SE, Frankfurt am Main, Zweigniederlassung Muttenz, Schweiz; Clariant Plastics & Coatings AG; Clariant Produkte (Schweiz) AG; Clariant Plastics & Coatings AG; Comar Chemie AG; DeltaMem AG; Lehmann Rohrleitungsbau AG; PanGas AG; Permatech GmbH; Remondis Chemical Waste Services AG; Step Bios GmbH; Swiss Performance Chemicals AG; TFL Ledertechnik AG;, Thermasep GmbH.

Infrapark® is a trademark owned by and registered by Clariant AG.

Heftausgabe: Compendium of Industrial Parks 2018