SOURCE: Apprion



September 03, 2013 09:00 ET

BASF Extends Agreement With Apprion

Multi-Million Dollar Agreement Names Apprion as Core Technology and Services Provider for Safety, Security, Compliance and Performance Projects

FREEPORT, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2013) - BASF Corporation announced today it has selected Apprion as the sole source provider of industrial wireless applications, systems and services for its North America manufacturing facilities. BASF and Apprion have finalized an initial $10 million purchase agreement for multiple application projects to be implemented over the next two years. These applications will enable BASF facilities to address their industrial safety, security, compliance and performance initiatives via Apprion's systems and services offering.

"We decided to pursue this extended relationship with Apprion because of the proven success with various Apprion implementations at our North American BASF facilities to date," said Chris Witte, Site Manager, for BASF's Freeport facility. "In addition to reliable systems, Apprion's services team has consistently exceeded expectations during the engineering and implementation phases of our current and completed projects. Its ION Managed Services offering was a key factor in our decision to extend our agreement."

Apprion, a leading provider of wireless application systems and services, offers a full suite of industrial applications to improve safety, security, compliance and performance at industrial facilities. Core to Apprion's offering is the ION System -- an open industrial wireless system that supports all devices, vendors and protocols and integrates all applications in a single platform. The ION System includes ION services and Apprion's full suite of ION industrial applications: mustering; video; communications such as emergency notification; condition monitoring; mobility for operations and turnarounds; personnel tracking; access control; and many more. 

The new contract covers safety applications such as mustering, personnel location and emergency notification and future plans for monitoring and video at numerous BASF facilities in North America.

"BASF has made it clear that safety, security and compliance are top priorities at its facilities," said Doug Donzelli, Apprion CEO. "BASF's management teams take a proactive approach to utilizing technology for these projects. We initially worked with BASF to implement perimeter video security, condition monitoring and mobility projects at its Freeport, Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas; and Geismar, Louisiana facilities. These BASF facilities started their wireless application projects with strategic plans and well thought-out implementations. All projects have proven successful to date and we look forward to our continued arrangement with BASF." 

As the sole source provider, Apprion will equip multiple BASF facilities with the ION system which includes ION hardware and services and Apprion's full suite of ION applications

  • ION hardware -- world-class, industrial grade hardware devices designed to integrate and extend leading IT devices. The Apprion ION hardware family includes IONizers, industrial wireless network application, IONite personnel tags and IONizer asset tags.
  • ION services -- Site planning, design, implementation and unique managed services offering with around-the-clock networking monitoring from industry expert.
  • ION applications: ION mustering, ION video, ION condition monitoring, ION mobility and more.

About Apprion

Apprion delivers industrial wireless application systems and services for the process manufacturing industry. Whether it is the need to address safety or security concerns, meet compliance mandates, or improve productivity, a wireless application system from Apprion will assure that any industrial application is easier to deploy and manage while delivering value faster, more efficiently. For more information, visit

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BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of EUR 72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

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