Shanghai General Motors awards BASF Coatings for environmental efforts

Nearly 10 years of proven partnership to achieve the common goal

Ludwigshafen, (PresseBox) - Shanghai General Motors has awarded BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. with the Green Supply Chain Award for its long established partnership in environmentally-friendly technology, as well as for helping Shanghai General Motors become the first manufacturer in the Chinese automotive industry to spray waterborne basecoats in assembly production.

"We are proud to receive this award," said Heng Lin, head of BASF Shanghai Coatings. "Compliance and commitment to the environment are very important for us too. We fully support Shanghai General Motors’ initiative and will continue to strive to be the greenest supplier in terms of eco-friendly solutions, while further improving environmental standards at our site."

The award also recognizes the fact that BASF has met Shanghai General Motors’ strict requirements in the areas of energy consumption and waste management, as well as environment compliance at its production sites.

The partnership between the two companies started in 1998. BASF was awarded Shanghai General Motors’ Excellent Supplier Award for four consecutive years from 2002-2005.

BASF: A major international player in coatings
BASF Coatings AG belongs to the global Coatings Division of the BASF Group. In 2006 the Coatings Division achieved world sales of about 2,3 billion euros. The Coatings Division develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints, and also the processes needed to apply them. In this business, eco-efficient water-based, powder and high-solids coatings as well as radiation-curable systems play a special part. In Brazil, the company has been successful in the decorative paints market for years and holds the leading position. BASF has a major, global presence in the Coatings sector, with significant market positions in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region, for example with affiliates in Australia, China, India, Japan, and the Philippines. The internet address of BASF Coatings is www.basf-coatings.com.

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