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BASF Receives General Motors’ Supplier of the Year Award for its Paint Processes

Published on 2013-03-29. Author : SpecialChem

SOUTHFIELD, MI -- For the ninth time in the past 11 years, BASF has received General Motors' (GM) Supplier of the Year Award.

Beate Ehle, President Market and Business Development BASF North America and Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts BASF Corporation, accepted the award on behalf of the company's Coatings Division during GM's annual awards ceremony on March 13 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

"We are honored to have once more earned this recognition from GM. It demonstrates the great commitment and capability of our team to offer the innovative solutions that GM needs," said Ehle.

"BASF views GM as a key partner in the automotive industry and we are pleased that we were able to support them on key product launches in 2012 including the 2013 Cadillac XTS and the 2013 Cadillac ATS," said Schmondiuk.

BASF's Coatings Division supports GM by combining modern paint processes with special effect pigments and technologies. BASF offers a broad array of color solutions and development capabilities that enable carmakers to improve productivity and environmental performance.

"BASF helped play a critical role in GM's success in 2012 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value," said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We are thrilled to recognize BASF, who we consider to be a world-class supplier."

Suggested caption: Randy Pappal- Executive Director Global Exterior Purchasing GM, Joseph Schmondiuk, Vice President Global Accounts BASF, Beate Ehle, President Market and Business Development BASF, Greg Warden - Executive Director Global Engineering Body/ExteriorGM

GM's Supplier of the Year program began in 1992, and each year a global team of purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives determine the winners of the Supplier of the Year Award. Winners represent "World Class" performance leaders in the areas of quality, technology, price and service.

About General Motors

General Motors are passionate about designing, building and selling the world's best vehicles. This vision unites them as a team each and every day and is the hallmark of their customer-driven culture. They are committed to delivering vehicles with compelling designs, flawless quality and reliability, and leading safety, fuel economy and infotainment features.

About BASF's automotive solutions

The automotive industry is one of BASF's key customer industries, accounting for up to 15 percent of the Group's total sales. As the world's leading automotive supplier in the chemical industry, BASF is recognized as a reliable and competent partner by carmakers, suppliers, and the after-sales market. With a strong presence in Europe, Africa, North and South America, as well as in Asia, BASF has a global industry network. It supplies and develops functional materials and solutions that contribute to the vehicles of today and of the future. From engineering plastics, polyurethane and specialty foams, coatings and fuel additives to catalysts, battery materials, pigments, synthetic lubricants, coolants, brake fluids and chemicals for leather and textiles, BASF supplies a broad range of products for use in the automotive industry. Sales to the automotive industry in 2012 were €9.5 billion.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. BASF combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, BASF enable its customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. BASF's products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. BASF have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: BASF create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of €78.7 billion in 2012 and had more than 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF


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