BASF strengthens coatings business in Eastern Europe

With the opening of Belgee’s new automotive production plant in Belarus, the cooperation between BASF and the Chinese-Belarusian joint venture has reached another milestone.

Belgee opens automotive production plant in Belarus. Source: BASF -

At the plant near Minsk, Belarus, SUVs for the Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Kazakh market will be produced.

Supplier for all coatings layers

BASF’s Coatings division supplies the respective coatings products for the car body as well as for the plastic parts. The company is single supplier for all coatings layers – comprising e-coat, primer, basecoat and clearcoat. “We are proud that we can further strengthen our position on the Eastern European market”, explained Monika Pander, Account Manager New Business Development, Automotive OEM Coatings, at BASF.

60,000 car bodies a year

The joint venture Belgee was founded by Geely, one of the leading Chinese car producers, and Belarusian automotive manufacturer Belaz. With the opening of the production plant, Belgee starts the line production at its Belarusian site which has a capacity of 60,000 car bodies a year – with optional expansion.

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