BASF Coatings Services GmbH will be taking over major parts of the company Autolacke Handel GmbH in Vösendorf, Austria. Autolacke Handel GmbH belongs to the Ludwig Christ Group. Autolacke Handel GmbH’s sales activities related to automotive refinish paints and non-paint products, with 18 employees, will be integrated into BASF Coatings Services GmbH, Eugendorf, Austria. The two companies have not provided information on the purchase price.
Autolacke Handel GmbH had already sold R-M paint products and services of BASF Coatings S.A.S., Clermont (France) from its site in Vösendorf. In the future, business relations with the R-M end customers will be managed and developed by the sales team that was taken over. Order processing, product storage, and supply of R-M customers will also continue to be provided from the current headquarters in Vösendorf. Norbert Grimmeisen will be taking over as head of the R-M sales organization in Austria.
Management activities, human resources, accounting and controlling activities will be centralized at the Austrian head office of BASF Coatings Services in Eugendorf.