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BASF Supplies Basecoats and Clearcoats Ford Otosan in Turkey

Published May 22, 2013
BASF has acquired new business with Ford Otosan and has supplied basecoats and clearcoats for the company’s plant in Kocaeli, Turkey, since the beginning of this year. Ford Otosan, the leader of Turkish automotive industry, is positioned as the commercial vehicles production hub of Ford Europe.

In addition to supplying paints, BASF provides support to ensure a smooth coating process with a team of field technical service representatives on site. “We are very pleased about the new cooperation with Ford Otosan,” said Monika Pander, head of the truck, bus and van business in Europe. “In the commercial vehicle sector, the standards for quality and service the paint suppliers have to meet are high. We were able to present to Ford Otosan the competence of BASF in both areas.”

In addition to a clearcoat, BASF supplies waterborne basecoats for the new customer in Turkey. Ford Otosan Paint Area Manager Mutlu Aycan stated that they are glad to work with BASF by delivering high quality products and services.

Ford Otosan (Ford Automotive S.A.) is a publicly traded company that operates under the equal partnership of Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding A.Ş. Being among the first three companies of Turkey in exportation since 2005, Ford Otosan became the sector export leader in 2012 as a result of exportation of vehicles and parts to 76 countries in five continents. Ford Otosan employs 9527 employees in four establishments. With its 1240 R&D engineers Ford Otosan holds the largest R&D facility in Turkey and the highest R&D spending in Turkish automotive sector. Kocaeli plant which is been assessed as the “Best Manufacturing plants” among all European manufacturing plants has a manufacturing capacity of 320,000 commercial vehicles. The facility covers a total of 1.600.000m² area and produces Transit, Transit Connect, Transit Custom models.

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