Now, the site has received black-and-white confirmation of its standards for quality. It meets the automotive industry’s high standards for quality for suppliers with regard to products and processes in every respect.
This was the conclusion of neutral auditors after they intensively tested the site over a period of several days. The Pavlovskij Posad site thus passed the DQS audit to test conformity with automotive standard TS 1694949. As part of the process, certification according to ISO 9001:2000 was also successfully obtained. For the customers of BASF Coatings, this means they can absolutely rely on the company’s quality.
BASF Coatings is the only international paint manufacturer with its own production facility in Russia. The Pavlovskij Posad site can supply the car manufacturers operating in Russia with high-quality products promptly and locally, and this has now been confirmed by the auditors.
“There’s no question that this is yet another important step for the qualifications of the site,” said Dr. Andreas Kunze, head of Quality Management at BASF Coatings and its Automotive OEM Coatings unit for Europe.
After the startup of the new site and the supply of the first batches of basecoat to the car manufacturer AvtoVAZ, certification for BASF Coatings is another milestone in its systematic development of the growth market of Russia.
At the new site in Pavlovskij Posad, BASF Coatings has an annual production capacity of around 6,000 tonnes of basecoat and clearcoat. As demand grows, the production line can be expanded considerably to more than 20.000 tons. In addition, the employees at the site offer customers local support for application techniques and laboratory services. At the Pavlovskij Posad site a staff of 50 will be employed in production, the quality test lab, the warehouse, the workshop and administration.