BASF is to double production capacity of automotive refinish coatings at its Jiangmen site in China.
The supplier is to continue investing in its coatings site in Jiangmen, by constructing a new facility for automotive refinish coatings, which will start production in the first half of 2022.
"Guangdong Province is of strategic importance to BASF in Greater China," said BASF Greater China Business and Market Development SVP, Zheng Daqing.
"The investment in Jiangmen will double the production capacity of the site. Located in the fast-growing area of the Pearl River Delta, the new facility will enable us to be closer to our customers, further supporting the automotive industry."
Acquired from a local family business in 2016, BASF Coatings (Guangdong) is the company's first automotive refinish coatings production site in Asia.
"We have upgraded the production and environmental protection facilities to meet BASF's standards," added BASF Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific, SVP, Patrick Zhao.
"At the same time, we have enhanced the skillsets of our employees, with one focus being on environment, health and safety practices. This is how we have built a professional, competitive team and fostered a safe and sustainable corporate culture."
After the acquisition, BASF established a technology hub in Jiangmen, focusing on color technology and the development of products for the refinish and commercial transportation segments in Asia Pacific.
The manufacturing facility offers a portfolio of automotive paints and solutions for commercial vehicles.
These brands offer refinish coatings solutions, including basecoats, topcoats, putty, primer, fillers, toners, clearcoats, hardeners, thinners, additives for accelerated drying and blenders.
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