BASF Coatings paints and services for Belarus

Agreement signed with Minsk-based importer and dealer Sagbel
(PresseBox) (Münster/Minsk, ) BASF Coatings AG has signed a distribution agreement with Belarusian importer and dealer Sagbel. The Minsk-based company will sell BASF Coatings paints, such as cathodic e-coats and liquid coatings, in Belarus. The cooperation will focus on supplying the automotive industry and its suppliers. The agreement also provides for market probes, researching and examining bids, as well as post-delivery technical service at the customers' sites. The basecoats can be supplied from the new BASF Coatings' production site in Pavloski Posad, Russia. For Knut Hoffmann, head of Metal/Wood AC Account Management Europe, the new business relationship constitutes another key element for opening the growth market of Eastern Europe. "Our presence in this region with our quality products and the competence of our partner provide us with excellent opportunities to make our customers even more successful," Hoffmann said. The Eastern European region offers outstanding possibilities for growth, and BASF Coatings is systematically expanding its presence there. For Sagbel, represented at the official signing by Alexandr Nevmerjitski (General Director), Dmitri Nevmerjitski (Executive Director) and Sergey Bakhrushin (Deputy General Manager), the established partnership is both a commitment and an incentive. "We will help BASF Coatings to noticeably improve its position on the market in Belarus," they promised.

About BASF Coatings

BASF Coatings, the Coatings Division of the BASF Group, develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region. In 2007 BASF Coatings achieved global sales of almost 2.6 billion euros. The internet address of BASF Coatings is www.basf-coatings.com

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