BASF's Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions motorcycle engine lab in Guilin, China, achieves ISO 17025 accreditation for emissions standards

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  • Lab in Guilin, China, now certified with ISO 17025, fulfilling general requirements as an accredited laboratory for testing and calibration
  • Being certified to globally recognized standards illustrate reliability of technologies for motorcycle emissions

GUILIN, CHINA, June 30, 2023 – The BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions (ECMS) motorcycle engine lab in Guilin, China, has been granted accreditation for ISO 17025 in the areas of emission and durability tests to meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations. The successful accreditation demonstrates the technical competence and quality management system of the lab. Test reports and certificates for customers now can be accepted from China to other countries without the need for further testing.

“BASF’s ECMS motorcycle engine lab in Guilin is a pioneer in its successful accreditation by ISO 17025,” said Qing Wang, Chief Engineer, National Motorcycle Quality Inspection and Testing Center (Tianjin). “BASF has always been committed to improving the motorcycle industry with new technology and now, with this certification, BASF is able to deliver more advanced, sustainable and reliable motorcycle catalysts to customers in China and globally.”

“This significant milestone reassures customers that we adhere to globally recognized standards and our motorcycle emissions control technologies are reliable, which will unlock more international business opportunities,” said JiaDi Zhang, Director of Environmental Catalysis R&D and Application for ECMS in Asia Pacific. “We continue to invest in the engine lab to further strengthen our position as a leading provider of catalyst technologies to meet increasingly stringent and necessary emission regulations.”

ISO 17025 is the widely recognized international standard for testing and calibration laboratories. The motorcycle engine lab in Guilin is the company’s primary location for development and evaluation of motorcycle and general engine emission catalysts to support customers in all regions. The lab provides a broad range of capabilities for verification, aging and durability testing of emissions technologies.


About BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions

Leveraging its deep expertise as the global leader in catalysis and precious metals, BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions (ECMS) serves customers in many industries including automotive, aerospace, indoor air quality, semiconductors and hydrogen economy, and provides full loop services with its precious metals trading and recycling offering. With a focus on circular solutions and sustainability, ECMS is committed to helping our customers create a cleaner, more sustainable world.  Protecting our elements of life is our purpose and this inspires us to ever-new solutions. 

ECMS operates globally in 15 countries with approximately 20 production sites and over 4,000 employees.


About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €87.3 billion in 2022. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at



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