SOUTHFIELD, MI- For the ninth time in the past 11 years, BASF has received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award.

Beate Ehle, President Market and Business Development BASF North America, and Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts BASF Corp., accepted the award on behalf of the company’s Coatings Division during GM’s annual awards ceremony on March 13 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

“BASF views GM as a key partner in the automotive industry, and we are pleased that we were able to support them on key product launches in 2012, including the 2013 Cadillac XTS and the 2013 Cadillac ATS,” said Schmondiuk.

BASF’s Coatings Division supports GM by combining modern paint processes with special-effect pigments and technologies. BASF offers a broad array of color solutions and development capabilities that enable carmakers to improve productivity and environmental performance.