We let you shine in the marketplace

Our customers are at the center of all that we do. Close collaboration, our global presence and our expertise and innovation are the pillars of commercial success.

BASF’s Coatings division develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes as well as decorative paints. In 2016, BASF acquired Chemetall, a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries and end markets. With this expansion, BASF becomes a more complete surface solution provider.

Our solutions protect surfaces and give them color and luster. Our aim is to meet the highest technical and quality demands in an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly way. We combine extraordinary design with functionality. Our performance – whether in research and development, production or service – is reliable worldwide.

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“Our intelligent solutions enable our customers to shine in the marketplace. We anticipate global market trends and identify business opportunities for us and our customers that shape the future of their industries."

Dirk Bremm, President of BASF’s Coatings division 
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We are where you are

Our worldwide networks allow you to benefit from our expertise wherever you are. We have significant market positions in Europe, North and South America and Asia Pacific.

Long expertise in coatings

We have been in the surface solutions business for more than 130 years. Learn about our history from a small coatings company to a global player for surface solutions. 

Passion for coatings

We have a passion for coatings which goes far beyond the product. Our Museum of Lacquer Art in Münster is devoted to the history of this brilliant material. 

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