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SRZ and BASF Coatings set the seal on their partnership


Russian company successfully commissions coil coating plant

Samara / Münster. With the support of BASF Coatings, the Volga Valley based Samara Reservoir Zavod company (SRZ) recently commissioned its first coil coating plant with great success. BASF Coatings will be supplying this new customer with nearly all the coatings needed for the plant. A corresponding agreement with a 5-year term has been signed by Andrej Svetlakov, SRZ’s CEO, and Uwe Pelchen, head of Sales – Steel Coil Coatings Europe 1 at BASF Coatings.

“This success shows what credentials our team and our products have on the market”, says Pelchen joyfully. Andrei Petrov, head of coil coatings sales at BASF Coatings Russia, is proud too: “This partnership with SRZ is a further step towards success on the important Russian market.”

As the principal supplier, BASF Coatings is monitoring the startup of the new plant. Some initial coating operations were successfully carried out in September with experts from the BASF Coatings technical service.

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

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