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BASF Coatings signs agreement with INEOS Automotive

BASF’s sustainable paint technology will be utilised in INEOS repair network and on a wider range of vehicles.

INEOS Automotive and BASF’s Coatings division have expanded their partnership so that BASF’s sustainable paint technology will be utilised in INEOS repair network and on a wider range of vehicles.

The partners will commit to a long-term strategic collaboration that enables them to exceed the industry standard in vehicle body repair and paint refinish.

The partnership includes the supply of sustainable refinish solutions, expertise and latest digital colour-matching solutions and training.

“We are very happy to partner with BASF to develop a world-class sustainable paint program in the next few years which follows the highest quality standards in paint-work repairs for premium vehicles,” Global head of aftersales, INEOS Automotive, Steve Graham says.

“With BASF’s technical support and management experience in the latest body shop standards, the INEOS Automotive network can now rely on a partner that shares our commitment to excellence in customer service.”

BASF will ensure that the most sustainable and efficient refinish practices are maintained at the highest level to the INEOS body shop network in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.

“There has never been a more exciting time to be in the automotive industry and we are delighted to have the opportunity to broaden our engagement with INEOS Automotive,” Global BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions, BASF senior vice president, Chris Titmarsh says.

“With our highly innovative portfolio of solutions now setting the industry standard, we look forward to aligning and complementing INEOS’ vision with our own strategic principles to drive a new, strong, and rewarding partnership.”

INEOS collaborates with BASF Coatings as a partner in surface technology for its first offroad vehicle, the INEOS Grenadier, manufactured in Hambach, France, since 2021.

With the new agreement, BASF broadens the partnership with INEOS in the implementation and development of the body and paint program for both the INEOS Grenadier and the newly launched double-cab pick-up variant called the Quartermaster.

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