May 1, 2003
BASF Coatings, Southfield, MI, said it has been named a “best in class” global supplier by Valeo, a major automotive-parts manufacturer. Valeo designated BASF as a “VIP,” or “Valeo Integrated Partnership” supplier, based on BASF’s quality, competitiveness, productivity, global presence, service, innovation and technology. In North America, BASF supplies coatings for Valeo’s windshield wiper-arm operation in Juarez, Mexico. In Europe, BASF supplies UV-cure varnishes for Valeo’s headlamp reflectors and polybutylene teraphthalates for lighting and wiper systems.