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PSA Peugeot Citroën Group Awards BASF Coatings as its Core Supplier for Automotive Coatings

Published on 2012-12-05. Author : SpecialChem

CLERMONT,France -- BASF Coatings has been awarded the title of "core supplier" by the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group. In the continuity of the deployment of its "Excellence in Supplier Relationship" approach, Jean-Baptiste Formery, Purchasing Executive Director Vehicle Components at PSA Peugeot Citroën presented this honor to Oliver Homolle, President of Business Center West and President of BASF France, who accepted it on behalf of the company.

Beyond its 13 strategic suppliers, PSA Peugeot Citroën identifies and recognizes as "core suppliers" businesses with international operations that set the standard in their respective fields. PSA Peugeot Citroën aims to develop its supplier relationships into a lasting competitive edge. BASF Coatings was named due to its high quality, delivery reliability and its high technical competency with a high degree of versatility. In addition, BASF offers in-depth know-how on all coating layers and technologies, along with shortened application processes, thus meeting all of PSA's requirements.

BASF Coatings, a part of the BASF Group, develops, produces and markets both automotive refinish coatings and automotive OEM coatings at the Clermont site. The BASF Group is the world's largest automotive supplier in the chemical industry and is considered to be a reliable and competent partner along the entire value chain. From technical plastics, polyurethane and special foams, coatings and fuel additives to catalytic converters, battery materials, pigments, cooling and brake fluids, as well as chemicals for leather and textiles, BASF offers a wide range of products for use in the automotive industry.

About BASF Coatings

BASF Coatings develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia Pacific region. In 2011 BASF Coatings achieved global sales of 2.8 billion Euros.

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. They combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation they enable their customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Their products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111 ,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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