Chemical giant BASF SE has established a subsidiary in Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan province in West China.
The company said the new office, officially registered in November, will provide sales and engineering services to local customers and projects.
BASF has posted more than a dozen open positions for the new office on its corporate website.
When attending a Sino-German forum in Chengdu this summer, BASF vice chairman of the board of executive directors Martin Brudermüller expressed interest in investing in Chengdu, giving special mention of the booming auto industry in the region. He also noted that relatively low electricity cost and abundant natural gas resources also were taken into consideration.