BASF has been named by Ford Motor Co. as one of its preferred global suppliers, joining a select list of 36 suppliers in Ford's Aligned Business Framework, part of Ford's global program to reduce the number of suppliers the company uses, and to build more collaborative relationships with those suppliers.

"We are pleased and honored to be selected by Ford as one of its preferred suppliers," said Jeffrey A. Leone, BASF's global account director for Ford. "BASF has a long and proud relationship with Ford. This designation recognizes the consistent quality of our products and services as well as our commitment to helping Ford be more successful."

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