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Nissan Recognizes BASF Shanghai Coatings with Excellent Supplier Award 2014

Published on 2015-02-03. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd., one of the leading automotive coatings suppliers in China, has recently been awarded the “Excellent Supplier Award 2014” by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company and Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd.  As the only coatings supplier to win the annual award, BASF was recognized for the high-quality coatings solutions, the outstanding performance in technical competency and level of services delivered. 

 “Dongfeng Nissan has been working with BASF for more than 10 years.  In 2014, we applied BASF’s Integrated Process II for the first time in our new plant in Dalian, China,” said Xilu Liu, Director of Raw Material Purchasing Department of Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company. “BASF has impressed us with its technical competence and ability to build mutual trust in this project. This award is a testament to its achievements with us and we believe that our successful partnership will help us deliver innovative and unique automotive products and services to enrich our customers’ lives.” The innovation of Integrated Process II consists in eliminating the second paint layer, the primer coat and its baking phase. A new waterborne basecoat system takes on the functions of the primer, which not only effectively shorten the painting process, but also reduce volatile organic compounds emissions and save energy and materials.

“Our partnership with our suppliers plays a pivotal role in Zhengzhou Nissan. As the winner of the Excellent Supplier Award, BASF has shown dedication to excellence and we appreciate our long-term strategic partnership with the company.” said Junfeng Wang, Deputy Director of Purchasing Department, Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd.

“We take pride in our products and services and we are honored to receive both awards from Nissan,” said Dr. Thierry Herning, General Manager, BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. “We deliver best-in-class automotive coatings solutions to our customers and we will continue to support their long-term sustainable development in China.”

BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between BASF Group and Shanghai Huayi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., with more than 17 years of successful partnership.

About BASF’s Coatings division

BASF’s Coatings division develops, produces and markets innovative automotive coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. It operates sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as Asia Pacific. Within this network, it collaborates closely with customers all over the world. In 2013, the Coatings division achieved global sales of €2.9 billion. 

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. BASF creates chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As one of the world’s leading chemical companies, it combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, it enables its customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Its products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. It has summed up this contribution in its corporate purpose: It creates chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. 

Source: BASF

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