BASF , the German chemicals giant, plans to expand its vitamin capacity in Europe to cope with the growing global demand for these ingredients. BASF intends to expand its plants in Ludwigshafen, Germany, for fat-soluble vitamins A and E, while also investing in a unit for the production of co-enzyme for the manufacture of vitamin B5 at the same plant. The company also propose to build a new vitamin B6 plant in Europe. BASF will also be boosting its vitamin operations in Asia.