BASF is supplying the dark red basecoat for the new ComfortClass 500 bus by Setra, a brand of Daimler subsidiary EvoBus. The new bus model celebrated its world premiere at the 2012 IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, and is now operating successfully on Europe’s roads.
BASF is not only the leading paint manufacturer for the passenger car sector, but also offers a complete portfolio of paint systems for commercial and transportation vehicle manufacturers. The latest example is the ComfortClass 500, which demonstrates BASF’s high level of color competency. The red metallic color is appropriately named Fiery Vulcana Metallic and was specially developed by BASF’s designers in cooperation with EvoBus. “The name speaks for itself. The color is fiery red, as if it were red-hot,” explained Carsten Vietze, Account Manager for EvoBus at BASF.
EvoBus is one of Europe’s largest bus manufacturers and has cooperated with BASF for many years. In 2012, Daimler presented BASF Coatings with a Daimler Supplier Award in the “Trucks and Buses Exterior” category. This award recognizes innovative solutions, high flexibility and global availability.
About BASF Coatings
BASF Coatings (basf-coatings.com) develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia Pacific region. In 2011 BASF Coatings achieved global sales of 2.8 billion Euros. You can download a copy of BASF customer magazine Coatings Partner from coatingspartner.com/.
BASF (basf.com) is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111, 000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).