BASF Española opens its renovated repainting center

By 25 November, 2019 Uncategorized

The facilities will be an example of BASF’s potential for innovation.
The center offers customers a cutting-edge technological experience.
The facilities will be used to train around 2000 people per year.

The past month of July it held an institutional ceremony to reopen the Refinish Competence Center at the BASF Española facilities in Marchamalo (Guadalajara). This training center is dedicated to training repair shop technicians, distributors and major car brands, all BASF customers in Spain and Portugal, through its renowned premium brands Glasurit and R-M. In addition, it hosts numerous events aimed at promoting the training of young professionals of the future, through initiatives such as the R-M Best Painter Contest or as the headquarters of Castilla-La Mancha Skills, as well as the training of Professional Training teachers through the FORTECO course program.
The original facilities were built in 1983, and since then it has been a center of reference for the training of more than 2000 people every year, BASF customers in Iberia. This training is key to be able to master the complex techniques of color adjustment and repainting of vehicles, and to find out about the latest innovations of both brands.
The original facilities were built in 1983, and since then it has been a center of reference for the training of more than 2000 people every year, BASF customers in Iberia. This training is key to be able to master the complex techniques of color adjustment and repainting of vehicles, and to find out about the latest innovations of both brands.
Since the start of this year, the Marchamalo work center has invested around 2.5 million euros in renovating the installation to offer a cutting-edge technological experience. Innovation and
commitment to our customers has been the fundamental basis for the modernization of this center. With a clear focus on sustainability and environmental protection, BASF has installed equipment with the highest energy efficiency, and with the optimum degree of emission reduction.
The official opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Business and Employment Economics of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha. Patricia Franco Jiménez, as well as the Mayor of Marchamalo, Rafael Esteban Santamaría, among other Institutional representatives. The company’s representation was led by Carles Navarro Vigo, Managing Director of Country Cluster, Head of Iberia, Katja Sharpwinkel, Senior Vice President of ECR EMEA, Christian Schneider, Head of the Marchamalo center / Director of Operations, and Ramón Farré Gaudier, Regional Business Manager of ECR Iberia
The production center in Marchamalo (Guadalajara), is the headquarters of the Coatings division in Spain. It has been a BASF production center since 1982, although the origins of the company date back to 1867. With an area of 310,000 m2 and approximately 650 employees, the center has four modern production plants, two of which are painting plants, one is for the production of intermediate resins and the other belongs to the construction business. In addition to the renewed training center, the facilities include an application center for automotive coatings, as well as control and development laboratories for all its main product segments.
Among the products manufactured in Guadalajara we find high-tech coatings for the automobile industry with a high technological demand, various acrylics, electrodeposition binders, thix-acrylics, polyesters and other specific resins for intermediate use and construction paints, and glue protection putties and sealants for tunnel drilling machines.
About the BASF Coatings division
At the BASF Coatings division we are world experts in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable products in the area of automotive OEM coatings, repainting products, and decorative paints, as well as the treatment of metal, plastic surfaces or glass substrate for a wide range of industries. We create advanced high-performance solutions and promote efficiency, design and new applications to meet the needs of our partners around the world. At BASF we share the skills, knowledge and resources of our global interdisciplinary teams for the benefit of our customers through a collaborative network of centers in Europe, North and South America and Pacific Asia. In 2018, the Coatings division achieved global sales of around 3.86 billion euros. For more information about the BASF Coatings Division and its products, visit www.basf-coatings.com.
About BASF
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine financial success with social responsibility and environmental protection. The BASF Group has approximately 122,000 employees who work to contribute to the success of our customers in almost all sectors and countries of the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. In 2018, BASF achieved global sales of around 63 billion euros. BASF shares are listed on the Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN) stock exchanges. More information at www.basf.com.
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