BASF expands automotive coatings capacity in Thailand

BASF expands automotive coatings capacity in Thailand

6:17 AM, 13th June 2016
BASF expands automotive coatings capacity in Thailand

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF SE expands its production capacity for waterborne and solventborne automotive coatings by building a new manufacturing facility at its site Bangpoo, Thailand.

The new production facility complements the facilities at the new coatings technical competence center ASEAN, which was opened in September 2015 and includes a laboratory for product development, performance testing, colour design, as well as a small batch production unit. The expansion will better serve the strong demand from the expanding automotive industry in ASEAN.

“Recognizing the potential in ASEAN, we have been active in the automotive coatings industry there for more than ten years with a particularly strong foothold in Thailand. This commitment has made us the number one motorcycle coatings supplier in Thailand,” said Peter Fischer, senior VP, coatings solutions, BASF Asia Pacific.

“With increasing number of car and motorcycle OEMs engaging in production and marketing activities in ASEAN, it’s our top priority to provide a high degree of technical service and to increase our local supply capability in order to satisfy their needs for innovative coatings solutions and products. Going forward, we will continue to strengthen our presence in ASEAN and also invest in doubling the number of technical and customer servicing experts in the next few years to improve our customers’ expectation and experience,” said Gecha Ritvirulh, director, coatings solutions ASEAN, BASF.

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