BASF Named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 13th time

"This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the best," said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.

BASF was named a 2017 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year for the thirteenth time since 2002. The award is presented to suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation, and total enterprise cost.


"This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the best," said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "The automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base means everything when it comes to delivering a strong vehicle lineup today and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow."

Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales, and indirect services. With its broad array of color solutions and modern paint processes, BASF's Coatings division helps GM improve productivity and environmental performance. BASF provides its time and resource saving Integrated Paint Process to GM and supplies a majority of its plants in North America with its world class CathoGuard® 800 electrocoat, among other technologies.

"The long-standing and trustful relationship between GM and BASF is an example of what can be accomplished through a successful partnership," said Teressa Szelest, President, Market and Business Development North America at BASF. "Together, we are collaborating to drive innovation, customer service, safety and sustainability, and open new pathways for the future of mobility."

Teressa Szelest accepted the award on behalf of BASF at the 26th annual awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida on April 20.

Future mobility and human needs inspire BASF's 2018-19 Automotive Color Trends

Collection "Keep it Real" connects the digitalized with the physical world.

Originally Published by BASF.

The need to stay authentic in a world where technology continues to blur the lines between reality and artificiality is the driving force behind the BASF's 2018-19 Automotive Color Trends theme – "Keep it Real".

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General Motors: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and OnStar Thank America’s First Responders with Special Pricing Plan

Paid and volunteer police, firefighters, EMTs/paramedics and 911 dispatchers now qualify for a special discount below the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) on new vehicles at participating dealers.

Originally Published by General Motors.

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and OnStar today announced the launch of a new program designed to recognize the bravery, dedication and resolve of America's first responders.

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Innovations by BASF Will Help to Make Electric Vehicles a Practical Reality for Everyone

BASF's cathode active materials make batteries more powerful, reliable and affordable; Battery materials shape the future of electromobility

Originally Published by BASF.

With the holiday season and sunnier days approaching in the northern hemisphere, traffic inevitably increases on highways, in cities and around sightseeing spots. Additionally, a rising number of commuters contribute to growing nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions with adverse impacts on air quality and climate. By 2025, there will be approximately 1.5 billion cars on the roads worldwide. "This growing need for mobility creates challenges, but at the same time provides vast opportunities to develop innovative technologies that address these," said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BASF.

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Honda Partners on General Motors’ Next Gen Battery Development

The collaboration will support each company's respective and distinct vehicles. The combined scale and global manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers.

Originally Published by General Motors.

General Motors Co. and Honda announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies' plans for all-electric vehicles. The next-generation battery will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities for both companies' future products, mainly for the North American market.

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General Motors: Chevrolet Revs Up for Third Year of Journalism Fellowship for HBCU Students

Discover the Unexpected Fellows who will receive $90,000 in scholarships and stipends.

Originally Published by General Motors.

Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association have chosen six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2018 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the Fellows will discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African-American communities during their eight-week summer internship.

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BASF and employees donate $300,000 to Capital Area United Way


"Capital Area United Way provides our community with the services and programs that are needed to improve the quality of life for many of our neighbors in need, said Tom Yura, Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Originally Published by BASF.

BASF recently continued its longtime support of the Capital Area United Way by presenting the organization with a $300,000 check during a fundraising event and jambalaya cook-off at the BASF site in Geismar. The donation represents the total amount pledged during the 2017-2018 United Way campaign by BASF and employees from the BASF facilities in Geismar, North Geismar and Zachary.

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