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Tata Motors, Mahindra and Honda Motorcycle Recognize BASF as "Best supplier"

Published on 2010-09-08. Author : SpecialChem

MANGLORE/MÜNSTER -- BASF Coatings in India has scooped three supplier awards from Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI).

Shrikant Kulkarni (left), General Manager, Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions, BASF, received the 'Best Supplier Award' from the hands of the senior official at Tata Motors in New Delhi, India

"These successes are no coincidence. At BASF, one of our core strengths is our global network. We have an excellent team with the professional knowledge and experience to understand and meet the unique needs of each of our automotive customers," said Prasad Chandran, Chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia.

BASF received the "Best Supplier Award" for its superior performance in the paints category for the year 2009 from major motorcycle manufacturer HMSI. This is the third consecutive and fourth time in the past five years that BASF in India has earned the title for the Best Performance in Paints category.

Tata Motors Limited, India's largest automobile company, awarded BASF with the "Best Supplier Award" for its outstanding performance in the paints category for the year 2008-2009, considering parameters such as quality, cost, delivery, and development. Mahindra, leader in the utility vehicle (UV) segment in India, honored BASF with the "Best Performance Award" in Value Addition and Value Engineering category for the year 2009-2010.

Commenting on this milestone achievement, Janakiram Raju, Chief Executive, BASF Coatings (India) Pvt. Ltd, said: "Partnering our customers to become successful is one of the core pillars of BASF's strategy. In this regard, BASF has once again demonstrated that with its value-added services and high-quality products, it is able to offer its customers world-class solutions, thus supporting their processes and business growth." Raju added: "The team's dedicated efforts and their quest to attain operational excellence have contributed to this recognition."

Today, BASF is one of the top three players in the thriving automotive coatings industry in India, supplying all major automotive and motorcycle companies. The company supports customers through research and development, production and technical service. The coatings application center in Mangalore was set up to allow more timely responses to automotive customers by being close to them and to provide expertise in developing tailor-made solutions.

BASF globally offers environmentally friendly coating products, with more than 20 years of experience in providing quality waterborne basecoats, as well as offering the lead- and tin-free cathodic e-coating CathoGuard. The company is a pioneer in developing integrated coating processes, which enable higher efficiency, reduce emissions and lower costs.

About BASF Corporation:

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009.

About BASF:

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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