BASF Coatings has opened its new Refinish Competence Centre (RCC) at the Münster-Hiltrup site. Primarily customers, but also the National Head Trainers for the Glasurit automotive refinish brand from around the world, will be trained at this instructional facility for automotive refinishing. They will travel to Münster to become qualified according to the “Train the Trainer” principle. They will then disseminate the know-how they acquire to their employees and customers in their home countries. BASF Coatings invested approximately €3.5 million in the new training facility with an area of approximately 2,000 square meters. The training center, which opened 25 years ago and served as the benchmark for other training centers for spraypainters even then, was completely refurbished and outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. The work to renovate, upgrade and expand the facility took one year. About 2,000 customers and visitors are expected at the new training center before the end of 2009. For the most part they will come from Europe and the Middle East.