BASF and DiDi sign strategic cooperation agreement

BASF and the mobile transportation platform DiDi have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

A graphic shows a stylised car as a symbolic image.

According to the agreement, BASF will provide DiDi with sustainable automotive refinish products developed at its research and production site in Jiangmen, China.

These products, designed for the Chinese market, are supposed to help reduce VOC emissions and meet the stringent standards implemented in various cities in China. Paint-related products will be part of the offerings to help body shops enhance workflow and overall performance for automotive refinishing. In addition, an expert team from BASF will perform timely professional technical services for DiDi, including training for body shop operators. 

25 body and paint shops in China

DiDi currently has 25 own body and paint shops in China and will be expanding to more than 200 owned and franchised shops globally by the end of this year. “Simplification is in our DNA. We focus on simplifying processes and operations while our business is expanding,” said Gu Haijie, President of Xiaoju Autocare. “BASF is the one-stop solution provider that can help us standardise the painting process of our new shops. This will help us increase efficiency by integrating the whole value chain of contractors, dealers, and repair centers.” 

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