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BASF named by Ford as preferred supplier of automotive products and services

Published on 2006-07-18. Author : SpecialChem

MÜNSTER/Detroit -- BASF has been named by Ford Motor Company as one of its preferred global suppliers, joining a select list of 36 suppliers in Ford's "Aligned Business Framework."

The Aligned Business Framework is a crucial element in Ford's global program to reduce the number of suppliers the company uses, and to build more collaborative relationships with those suppliers. Globally, Ford has more than 2,000 production suppliers and spends around $70 billion dollars annually on production parts.

"We are pleased and honored to be selected by Ford as one of its preferred suppliers," said Jeffrey A. Leone, BASF's Global Account Director for Ford. "BASF has a long and proud relationship with Ford. This designation recognizes the consistent quality of our products and services as well as our commitment to helping Ford be more successful."

In May 2006, BASF Coatings received Ford's "World Excellence Award" for exemplary performance as a supplier of automotive coatings to Ford's operations in North America and Europe.

As the world's largest chemical company, BASF is a major supplier to the automotive industry worldwide. Its products include all the coatings layers used on vehicles, from electrocoats to clearcoats, as well as a wide range of plastics, polyurethanes, polymers, styrenics and inorganics used in the manufacture of automotive parts and components. BASF is also a leader in color development, working with automotive designers to stay ahead of color trends around the world and to create new colors and special-effect finishes.

"BASF is committed to being the premier provider of solutions to the automotive industry, not only by delivering superior products, but also by providing innovative technological solutions and application processes," said Leone.

Source: BASF

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