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BASF Coatings Receives Award from Volkswagen in Brazil

Published on 2004-11-23. Author : SpecialChem

Münster/São Paulo, Brazil. BASF Brazil, Coatings Division, has received "VW's Best Supplier Award" in the Supply Quality category. Volkswagen presented the award to BASF for its performance as the coatings supplier to the VW plant in Taubaté during the 23rd International Automobile Trade Show in São Paulo. A total of 27 companies - selected from among the automaker's 500 suppliers - received awards in various categories.

The award will strengthen the partnership between Volkswagen and BASF and will support ongoing quality improvement and mutual trust between the companies. According to Bernd Martens, director of purchasing for Volkswagen Brazil, "The VW award will strengthen the technical foundation and help to integrate the company further in the Volkswagen Group's global supplier network."

Rui Goerck, head of BASF's Regional Business Unit Coatings and Decorative Paint Solutions South America, notes that "winning the award for best supplier performance for Volkswagen's Taubaté plant is the result of our team's hard work and persistent dedication to the goal of helping our customer be more successful. The growth of our business is based on this principle."

BASF : A major international player in coatings

BASF Coatings AG belongs to the global Coatings Division of the BASF Group. In 2003 the Coatings Division achieved world sales of 2.0 billion euros. The Coatings Division develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints, and also the processes needed to apply them. In this business, eco-efficient water-based, powder and high-solids coatings as well as radiation-curable systems play a special part. In Brazil, the company has been successful in the decorative paints market for years and holds the leading position. BASF has a major, global presence in the Coatings sector, with significant market positions in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region, for example with affiliates in Australia, China, India, Japan, and the Philippines.

Source: BASF Coatings AG

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