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BASF invests in automotive coatings in North America

Monday, 26 June 2017

BASF is expanding its automotive coatings production in North America with investments of nearly EUR35.8 million over the next two years.

BASF invests in automotive coatings in North America. Source: BASF

BASF invests in automotive coatings in North America. Source: BASF

The investments add capacity to the company’s production plants in Greenville, Ohio, and Tultitlan, Mexico.

Continued market growth

"These investments reflect our continued market growth and underscore BASF’s commitment to developing a sustainable production platform that provides customised coatings solutions,” said Chris Toomey, BASF Senior Vice President, Coatings Solutions North America. Increased  waterborne basecoat capacity in Tultitlan and  electrocoat emulsion capacity in Greenville enables BASF to continue to drive innovation through production of state-of-the-art automotive coatings.

Social responsibility

"BASF is a process and product innovator. We are the global leader in integrated process and we pioneered waterborne basecoat technology as part of our commitment to social responsibility and environmental protection,” said Frank Hezel, Vice President, BASF Coatings Mexico. "Our added capacity positions us well to continue our innovations to serve our automotive coatings customers.”

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