BASF’s Coatings division has been awarded a Global Purchasing Excellence award by Jaguar Land Rover.
The German chemicals specialist received the ‘Customer First Recognition’ award, which honours supplier focus on customer needs. It is described as the highest distinction which JLR can give a supplier.
The Customer First award highlights how a supplier has demonstrated JLR’s own Customer First principles, which include personalised, transparent and dependable service.
“BASF is delighted and grateful to be awarded with this exclusive recognition from Jaguar Land Rover,” said Thomas Kloster, head of the Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Europe business unit at BASF’s Coatings division. “It demonstrates the great commitment and capability of our team to focus on the customer and to offer the innovative solutions that JLR needs.”
BASF’s Coatings division delivers paints and coatings for JLR models across the portfolio, including ‘unusual premium paints’ and special effect pigments and related technologies.
In addition, the chemical specialist is involved with a series of sustainability and environmental projects across a series of JLR manufacturing sites.
Commenting on the award, Paul Flavell, account manager for JLR at BASF, said: “This has been a great partnership from day one. We are so pleased to win this award and to be recognized for supplier excellence linked to paint supply and services provided to Jaguar Land Rover, this is a great achievement”