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BASF Coatings Receives Award from Mercedes-Benz in Brazil

Published on 2009-01-28. Author : SpecialChem

MÜNSTER /SÃ0 PAULO -- Sweet success for BASF Coatings in Brazil:The company has just received the "Prêmio Interação Mercedes-Benz. "The carmaker has awarded this prize to its most important suppliers of 2008 for outstanding results in quality, cost reduction and cooperation.

BASF was the only paint manufacturer to receive an award. BASF has supplied Mercedes in Brazil with automotive paints for more than three decades. In 2008 alone, as part of a project, BASF Coatings supplied Mercedes-Benz with 35 different paints, including polyester and polyurethane paints. "These paints were key components in the overall production process," said Ricardo Santos, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil Material Procurement Director.

"We worked intensively to develop special colors in order to meet our customer's requirements," added Rene Postema, head of Automotive Coatings in South America. And it has paid off. BASF even exceeded Mercedes' expectations and on top of that, met all the agreed delivery dates. "The prize is a distinction for the entire team, which concentrates on continued improvement of the products and services and has achieved outstanding results in everything they do," Postema said.

Source: BASF


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