MÜNSTER, Germany - BASF Coatings is expanding its market presence in Africa. Starting immediately, BASF Coatings' automotive repair products in the Glasurit and Salcomix brands of refinish lines will be available in Ghana. In the capital city of Accra, as well as the metropolis of Kumasi, two dealers with BASF Coatings' partner Afrigerm Ltd. have begun marketing the automotive refinish products in new subsidiaries.

In Ghana, cars are 10 years old on-average, which means that the market shows a high demand for a broad range of refinish products. At the same time, the number of registrations of new vehicles has continued to increase in recent years, in turn calling for high-quality refinishing services that will contribute to maintaining the value of the vehicle.