l BASF Corporation’s coatings regional business unit and Loctite Corp. are on five year winning streaks. Both companies have received Quality Master awards from the Smyrna, TN assembly plant of Nissan North America, Inc., marking the fifth consecutive year each has garnered the award.
BASF supplies coating systems and Loctite supplies adhesive and sealant products and processes for Nissan vehicles manufactured at the facility. The facility’s production capacity is in the area of 500,000 vehicles per year, with more than five million vehicles built to date, according to Nissan. The award is based on quality systems, shipment quality, responsiveness, purchasing support, engineering design support, inventory control and manufacturing material performance.
“This prestigious recognition fulfills our ‘zero headaches’ strategy of providing customers with coating solutions they can rely on, eliminating any concerns about product quality and performance,” said Martin Laudenbach, group vice president, coatings, BASF Corp.
“We are committed to continuing our record of excellence with Nissan and all of our automotive customers into the future,” said Charles J. Evans, vice president and general manager of Loctite automotive operations.