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BASF to Build New Facility for Automotive Refinish Coatings in China
BASF will continue to invest in its coatings site in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province in South China, by constructing a new facility for automotive refinish coatings that will start production in the first half of 2022.
Additional Capacity to Support Market Growth
Guangdong Province is of strategic importance to BASF in Greater China. 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 support the automotive industry.
“We now have the full capability to serve the growing local and regional Value-for-Money market with strong product and solution offerings,” said Patrick Zhao, senior VP, BASF Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific. For instance, NORBIN® 66, a new water-borne technology, has helped customers in the Value-for-Money refinish segment to achieve higher performance and be more environmentally friendly.
BASF’s environmental credentials and contributions were recognized by the local Environmental Protection Bureau of Jiangmen: The company was named a “Green Brand” in October 2018. BASF was the only company in the chemical sector to achieve this status last year.
High Standards for Safety and Environmental Protection
“We have upgraded the production and environmental protection facilities to meet BASF’s world-class standards. 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,” said Patrick Zhao, Senior Vice President, BASF Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific.
BASF established a technology hub in Jiangmen, focusing on color technology and the development of sustainable high-performance products for the refinish and commercial transportation segments in Asia Pacific.