Innovation has a long tradition at BASF Polyurethanes GmbH. 50 years ago, BASF's subsidiary in Lemförde created the material Cellasto - at that time still known as Elastogran. When it introduced the software CIM Database in 1994, the term Product Lifecycle Management was not invented. Today, the PLM solution is the platform for worldwide data, process and project management. The Lemförde site is the global technology centre for Cellasto and, at the same time, a research and development centre for polyurethane products. In the financial year 2016, BASF Group company sales amounted to EUR 2.3 billion and the number of employees to 1,543.