FLORHAM PARK, NJ – BASF has received the Outstanding Suppliers Award for 2008 from Guild CPO, a global buying cooperative that focuses on the procurement of raw materials and services for the coatings industry and related industries.
“There was no question that our 2008 supplier of the year award would go to BASF for their latex resins,” said Dan Kerr, Executive Director of Guild CPO Inc. “In the most unpredictable time our industry has ever seen, the summer of 2008, BASF held steadfast and helped Guild CPO members manage their way through the turmoil. In our mind, partnerships are defined by actions and earned; they are not just words. Guild CPO is pleased to have BASF as a true partner.”
During 2008, BASF had a focused effort and commitment to the Guild and its members. That effort included teaming up with motivated paint manufacturers to help them qualify and formulate paints using BASF acrylic resins. The momentum gained from these efforts continues to grow, and BASF anticipates continued success with the Guild members.
Established in 1988, Guild CPO represents about 80 paint and coatings manufacturers.