Chemetall receives Airbus Best Performer Award

Frankfurt/Main, Germany, September 28, 2017 – The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division operating under the Chemetall brand has received the Best Performer Award from Airbus. The award acknowledges top level industrial performance and significant contributions in partnering with Airbus. Chemetall supplies Airbus with high-quality products which meet the strict requirements of the international aerospace industry. The award was presented at the Airbus Supplier Conference Awards dinner in Tianjin, China.

"The Airbus Best Performer Award is another milestone in the longtime successful collaboration between Airbus and Chemetall" says Hendrik Becker, Chemetall's Global Aerospace Manager. "This prestigious award is a clear sign of trust, combined with the Airbus conviction that Chemetall now part of the BASF Coatings division will grow together and become an even stronger partner in the future. We look forward to supporting the Airbus growth strategy now and in the future."

This year's award ceremony recognized eight suppliers in three categories: Industrial Performance, Innovation, and Customer Support. The selection is based on the supplier's ability to deliver to the highest level of quality – on time and cost – in addition to delivering innovative and pragmatic solutions beyond customer expectations.

"We are very proud of our long-lasting partnership with Airbus and delighted about the Airbus Best Performer Award. It acknowledges the continuous efforts of the Chemetall team," says Dr. Martin Jung, Senior Vice President Surface Treatment. "Airbus can rely on our ongoing commitment to maintain our excellent quality and performance standard. I see great potential in expanding of our global supply chain and exploiting our innovation power to further intensify our partnership with Airbus."

Over the past 25 years, Chemetall and Airbus have established a long-lasting and successful business relationship. From production sites in Langelsheim, Germany and Soissons/France, Chemetall supplies numerous Airbus sites with aircraft sealants, corrosion protection products, cleaners and pre-treatment technologies. In February 2017, Chemetall received the highest award as Accredited Supplier in the Airbus "Material & Parts SQIP "program – for the third time running.

Chemetall Contacts

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North America
Damaris Hicks, Chemetall US, Inc.
675 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974, USA

Asia Pacific
Maggie Zhou, Shanghai Chemetall Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Building 1, 316 Kang Hua Road, Kang Qiao Industrial Zone, PRC-201315 Shanghai, China

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About Chemetall

Chemetall, the Surface Treatment business unit of BASF's Coatings division, is a leading global supplier of surface treatments for metals, glass and plastics. Chemetall is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and comprises of 40 companies and 21 production sites worldwide. More at

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The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, as well as decorative paints. We create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners’ needs all over the world. BASF shares skills, knowledge and resources of interdisciplinary and global teams for the benefit of customers by operating a collaborative network of sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. In 2016, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.2 billion.

In 2016, BASF acquired Chemetall, a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries and end markets. With this expansion in portfolio, BASF becomes a more complete solution provider for coatings.

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Chemetall has been awarded the Best Performer Award from Airbus. It was handed over by Nicole Lecca (Airbus Senior Vice President Material & Parts Procurement, second from right) to Arthur Yau (General Manager Chemetall Hong-Kong), Dr. Martin Jung (Senior Vice President Surface Treatment), and Hendrik Becker (Global Aerospace Manager Chemetall, from left to right). © Airbus

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