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BASF Coatings AG and Elastogran GmbH at Automechanika 2006


BASF meets the automotive industry

Münster/Lemförde/Frankfurt. BASF Coatings AG will be joined by BASF subsidiary Elastogran GmbH at the 2006 Automechanika trade show from September 12 to 17 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Automechanika has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most significant automotive industry fairs. At its stand, BASF Coatings AG will be offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the company and submit applications to be potential employees for the future. Elastogran GmbH is presenting innovative solutions for the automotive industry’s independent aftermarket.

BASF Coatings AG to present a stand again at this year’s fair
BASF Coatings AG has been represented at the Automechanika for the past six years. Visitors can stop by and learn about the company, as well as about job opportunities, in one-on-one discussions. “Good people with knowledge of the automotive industry always have good chances with us,” says Stefan Stein, junior HR manager at BASF Coatings AG in Münster. He and his colleagues and employees from various specialized departments will be available to answer any questions visitors to the stand may have. They are always keeping their eyes out for new employees to work at BASF Coatings’ European sites. Here’s a tip from Stein: The BASF employees at the Automechanika stand will be happy to take applications there in person. No matter what visitors’ interests may be, stopping by will be worth their while. “We’re raffling off a paint application seminar of the winner’s choice from our Glasurit®-training program,” says Stein.

Premiere: Elastogran participating in the Automechanika for the first time
Using the slogan “OEM for IAM” (Original Equipment Manufacturer for Independent Aftermarket), Elastogran is dedicating a stand area of 50 square meters to trade visitors in order to present its innovative spring aids manufactured from Cellasto® for the automotive industry. The Lemforde, Germany-based BASF subsidiary offers original quality “Made in Germany”. Cellasto® is the registered trademark for parts made of Elastogran’s cellular polyurethane (PU) elastomers. They have been used as spring aids in chassis systems and for vibration control in automotive assembly for more than 35 years.

Automechanika: The leading international trade show for the automotive industry
The Automechanika trade show is one of the largest automotive international trade fairs and is considered to be the leading international trade fair for the automotive industry. It covers the entire automotive value-added chain and is the platform used by the installation and repair trade, the motor trade, and the retail sector to find information on the latest innovations. Over 4,500 international businesses have registered and will be presenting their latest products. More than 160,000 trade visitors, including over 60,000 visitors from outside Germany, attended last year’s Automechanika. The organizers expect to see a further increase in international visitors, particularly from the growth markets of Eastern Europe and Asia. The quality of trade visitors is very high. In a survey at Automechanika 2004, 50 percent of visitors stated they came from top management.

Visit us!
Automechanika 2006 Frankfurt am Main
BASF Coatings AG: Stand B98, Hall 9.2
Elastogran GmbH: Stand C79, Hall 6.2

BASF : A major international player in coatings
BASF Coatings AG belongs to the global Coatings Division of the BASF Group. In 2005 the Coatings Division achieved world sales of about 2.2 billion euros. The Coatings Division develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints, and also the processes needed to apply them. In this business, eco-efficient water-based, powder and high-solids coatings as well as radiation-curable systems play a special part. In Brazil, the company has been successful in the decorative paints market for years and holds the leading position. BASF has a major, global presence in the Coatings sector, with significant market positions in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region, for example with affiliates in Australia, China, India, Japan, and the Philippines. The internet address of BASF Coatings is

Elastogran GMBH
Elastogran is a member of the BASF Group. The Elastogran Group, a market and technology leader in polyurethane systems and special elastomers, comprises the headquarters in Lemförde (Germany) and nine affiliates with ten sites in France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Turkey and Hungary. Elastogran supplies BASF base materials for polyurethane throughout Europe and develops, produces and distributes polyurethane systems as well as special thermoplastic (Elastollanâ) and cellular (Cellastoâ) elastomers as highly refined specialty materials. In 2005 Elastogran generated a net sales of €1,8 billion (consolidated) together with a staff of approximately 1,700.

Polyurethane (PU) is a versatile plastic for a wide range of applications. The properties of the material can be tailored to suit all needs. PU products are successfully employed in the automobile industry, for thermal insulation in construction work both above and below ground, in cooling technology, electronics, shoes and furniture manufacturing as well as sports and leisure equipment.
Information about Elastogran on the internet:

BASF Automotive Solutions. Performance Passion Success

BASF – The Chemical Company – is a leading-edge source of intelligent sustainable solutions to automotive manufacturers and their suppliers worldwide. With a full portfolio of technologies that include coatings, catalysts, engineering thermoplastics, polyurethanes, pigments and colorants, coolants and brake fluids for a broad array of exterior, interior, chassis and under-the-hood applications, BASF – The Chemical Company - develops and delivers the innovations that help the automotive industry improve the quality, appearance, safety, cost competitiveness, performance, comfort, fuel efficiency, sustainability.


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