Issue: Oct 2013


BASF receives Supplier Award from Tesla



by Nick Palmen

BASF was honored by Tesla Motors with its Supplier Award for excellence in delivery performance. The awards ceremony was held at Tesla's Fremont, Calif. manufacturing and engineering complex on Oct. 15.

"It is an honor to receive this award. The collaborative relationship we have with Tesla has enabled us to innovate and deliver the performance they need," said Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts for BASF Coatings Solutions in North America.

Tesla has more than 200 suppliers of which 14 were selected this year to receive special awards. BASF was recognized for exceeding Tesla's expectations, in particular by "delivering" on new color introductions, improvements in vehicle painting efficiencies, product quality and customer service.

BASF is one of the primary suppliers of automotive coatings for Tesla Motors and also supports the car manufacturer with engineering plastics materials.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of EUR72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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