BASF Coatings’ automotive refinish products were approved by BMW for 30 countries across the globe. This means that BMW recommends the paint manufacturer for its bodyshops and dealers. The two companies are linked by a long-established cooperation in the refinishing sector. BMW has already used BASF Coatings’ automotive refinish products since 1984. In addition to the paints, BMW bodyshops also utilize BASF Coatings’ services including training, bodyshop audits or computer-assisted color management. The new agreement is valid until the end of 2012.