Automotive Refinish Coatings BASF Coatings to Buy in China
With acquiring the assets of Guangdong Yinfan BASF boost its automotive refinish coatings business in China and Asia Pacific. A stronger local production footprint enhances customer proximity with wider product portfolio in different market segments.
Ludwigshafen, Germany / Hong Kong / Shanghai, China – BASF has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Guangdong Yinfan Chemistry Co., Ltd. (“Yinfan”) in China. With this acquisition, the company will establish a stronger coatings production footprint by gaining access to a state-of-the-art automotive refinish coatings plant in China. It will also enable BASF to broaden its automotive refinish portfolio in Asia Pacific by adding the Yinfan line of products to its successful global brands including Glasurit®, R-M®, baslac® and Norbin®.
“The acquisition underlines our strong commitment to growing our automotive coatings business and further investing in emerging markets,” said Markus Kamieth, President of BASF’s Coatings division. “With this acquisition, we will broaden our portfolio and gain access to a strong distribution network, which will strengthen our position in the fast-growing Chinese automotive aftermarket.”
The closing is expected in the second half of 2016, subject to necessary regulatory, statutory and other approvals. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.