SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF was named a General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year for 2015 at an awards ceremony in Detroit on March 10. Wayne T. Smith, Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation, accepted the award, which BASF has received 11 times since 2002.
"GM is an important customer for BASF and this award signifies the value of the relationship we have developed over the years," said Smith. "Working closely with GM colleagues, we integrate modern paint processes with special effect pigments and technologies to offer car buyers a wide array of colors and coatings for their vehicles."
"We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM and being the OEM of choice among suppliers," said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "The companies we recognize not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve."
The Supplier of the Year award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in product purchasing, indirect purchasing, customer care, aftersales and logistics.
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Suggested caption: On March 10, a GM Supplier of the Year award was presented to BASF. Accepting the award were Wayne T. Smith, BASF North America Chairman and CEO (second from left) and Sean McKeon, BASF Vice President, Global Accounts, Automotive Coatings (second from right). Also pictured are Randy Pappal, GM Executive Director Body Group and GM Mexico Global Purchasing Vehicle Engineering Center (far left) and Greg Warden, GM Executive Director, Body Engineering (far right).
About BASF's Coatings division
BASF's Coatings division develops, produces and markets innovative automotive coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. We operate sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as Asia Pacific. Within this network, we collaborate closely with our customers all over the world. In 2014, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3 billion. More information about the division is available at www.basf-coatings.com.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.
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