TOKYO - BASF Coatings Japan Ltd. will merge with BASF Japan Ltd., effective October 1, 2012. As a result, BASF Coatings Japan will become the Coatings business unit of BASF Japan. The merger follows the merger of BASF Pozzolith with BASF Japan on July 1.

“The integration of our group companies in Japan will further improve business efficiency and give customers access to the full range of BASF solutions,” said Dr. Joerg-Christian Steck, President, BASF Japan.

BASF Coatings Japan develops, produces and markets a range of automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinish coatings and industrial coatings.