MÜNSTER, Germany - For the second time since 2002, BASF Coatings de Mexico has received the prestigious General Motors Supplier of the Year award for outstanding performance as an automotive coatings supplier for GM's Silao and Ramos Arizpe assembly plants.

The award recognizes suppliers that have consistently met GM's high standards in a number of key areas, including product quality and excellent service. Of approximately 417 GM suppliers in Mexico, only 16 have received the award for 2004. Earlier this year, GM also recognized BASF as a global Supplier of the Year for 2004 - the second time since 2002 that BASF has received the global award.