October 01, 2014 7:26 AM ET

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Company Overview of BASF Coatings GmbH

Company Overview

BASF Coatings GmbH develops, produces, and markets automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes, industrial coatings, and decorative paints. It also offers commercial transport products, coil coatings, foil and panel coatings, marine coatings, wind energy refinishing systems, and motorcycle coatings. The company serves customers through a worldwide network. BASF Coatings GmbH was formerly known as BASF Coatings AG. BASF Coatings GmbH was founded in 1972 and is based in Münster, Germany. The company has research and development sites in Germany, Japan, and the United States. It has operations in Europe, North America, South America, and the Asia Pacific region. BASF Coatings GmbH operates a...

Glasuritstraße 1

Münster,  48165

Germany

Founded in 1972

Phone:

49 2501 14 0

Fax:

49 2501 14 3373

Key Executives for BASF Coatings GmbH

President of Coatings Division
Global Head of Human Resources
Head of Marketing and Communication - Museum of Lacquer Art
Head of Marketing for Automotive OEM Coatings Europe
Head of Automotive Refinish Coatings - Asia Pacific
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BASF Coatings GmbH Key Developments

BASF Coatings GmbH Appoints Thomas Hartmann as Managing Director and Industrial Relations Director, Effective September 1, 2013

The Supervisory Board of BASF Coatings GmbH has appointed Thomas Hartmann as Managing Director and Industrial Relations Director of BASF Coatings GmbH, effective September 1, 2013. He succeeds Eva Müller who will assume a new position within the BASF Group. In addition to his new tasks, Hartmann will continue to be global head of Human Resources at BASF Coatings.

BASF Coatings and Nissan Announce Streamlined Processes

BASF Coatings has expanded its partnership with Nissan, now also supplying the automaker with coatings and paints for the Pathfinder and Infiniti models at its Smyrna plant in Tennessee, USA. BASF supplies Nissan with coating solutions from e-coat and basecoat to clearcoat. BASF is also working on more streamlined technologies with Nissan in emerging markets such as China. The most notable advantage of the 3 Wet waterborne system is the elimination of one drying phase. Previously, car bodies required two 30-minute rounds in the drying oven, after application of the primer, and the basecoat/clearcoat. In the new method these three layers are applied wet-on-wet, and then subsequently dried. This shortened process leads to shorter production time, less energy consumption, streamlined paint lines and above all lower emissions.

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