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BASF Opens New Site in Monterrey, Mexico

By Jason Lawton | January 26, 2005

BASF Coatings de México S.A. de C.V. has opened a new paint-on-demand (POD) manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico, which will allow American customer to benefit from faster product delivery capabilities and enhanced level of services, according to the company. The facility, which is affiliated with the company's Tultitlán site, can produce small batches, mainly supplying regional coil coaters, as well as 1000-liter batches.

"We want to help our customers be even more successful," explains Peter Fischer, managing director of BASF Coatings de México. "The new facility will help us achieve that goal. This additional site simply puts BASF closer to many of its key accounts. Plus, the new paint-on-demand plant in Monterrey enables us to improve our service and shorten product delivery times to less than five days."

In addition to the production facility, the plant also has a laboratory and administrative offices.