American Express Global Business Travel has clinched the travel account of chemicals giant BASF.
The contract includes flight, hotel, car rental and rail ticket bookings, meeting and events services, visas and staff relocation for the company with 112,000 employees based in 63 locations worldwide.
BASF director of global indirect procurement – engineering services and contracting, Marco Weiss, said: “By introducing a single provider, we will harmonise our travel management and travel procurement globally.
“When choosing our partner, a key requirement was the ability to offer a high quality and consistent service globally.
“We feel GBT is best placed to help us achieve this goal and develop a cost-efficient travel management programme.”
Amex Business Global Business Travel EMEA director, Philip Haxne, said: “Our knowledge and expertise will allow us to generate savings in all travel procurement categories.
“BASF has given us the trust to holistically own and drive the programme and to have our arms around the entire procurement process.”
GBT Germany managing director Florian Storp added: “It’s important that business travellers have access to services that will enable them to do their job no matter where they are in the world.
“We will offer BASF travellers access to our global support, innovative technology and exceptional care to ensure they are equipped to meet their business objectives.”