During the opening ceremony, Dr. Markus Kamieth, president of BASF Coatings, said, “This plant is a vital addition to our global manufacturing network of high quality coatings. It demonstrates our strong commitment to supporting the automotive industry’s long-term growth in Asia Pacific.”
Dr. Albert Heuser, President Functions Asia Pacific, President and Chairman Greater China, BASF, added, “As part of our Asia Pacific strategy, we aim to produce locally 75 percent of what we sell in Asia Pacific. With this investment in a local production facility, we are well-positioned to provide our customers in the region with customized solutions in a timely manner.”
“The automotive industry in Asia is growing. This plant, together with the automotive coatings plant we opened last year, provides the capacity we need to support our customers’ growth and success. We will keep on investing in research and development, applications technology and production capacities in Asian markets to fulfill the increasing demands of our customers,” said Peter Fischer, senior vice president, Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific, BASF.
Strategically located next to each other at SCIP, this new resin plant is fully integrated in the new automotive coatings plant to create more synergies and high production efficiency. They strengthen BASF’s position as one of the leading and innovative coatings suppliers to the growing industries, notably the automotive industry, in the region.