Ford Motor Company hosted its 15th annual World Excellence Awards (WEA) at the end of May and BASF Argentina Coatings was honored with a Gold award which is awarded to the top 5 percent of qualifying suppliers who demonstrate superior quality, delivery and cost performance.
“We are honored by this recognition from Ford. This is a good example of teamwork between customer and supplier. It highlights the great commitment and capability of our team to offer the innovative solutions that Ford needs to be successful”, said Sergio Haberstroh, Ford Regional Account Manager at BASF Argentina Coatings.
BASF Argentina Coatings operates locally from the Tortuguitas site as an integral part of BASF “The Chemical Company” and supports Ford by combining modern paint processes and technologies. BASF offers a broad array of color solutions and development capabilities that enable carmakers to improve productivity and environmental performance.
“Our partnership with our suppliers played a pivotal role in the progress we made on the One Ford plan in 2012”, said Tony Brown, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing for Ford Motor Company. “Our WEA winners have shown a dedication to excellence and we thank them for helping Ford serve customers with the best vehicles in the world.”
About the Coatings Division
In the Coatings Division, BASF develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia Pacific region. In 2012 t he Coatings Division of the BASF Group achieved global sales of nearly 3,0 billion Euros. The internet address is www.basf-coatings.com . You can download a copy of BASF customer magazine Coatings Partner from www.coatingspartner.com
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).