BASF to Supply Coatings for Automotive Plant in Belarus

Automotive manufacturer BELGEE, a Chinese-Belarusian venture, opened a plant in Belarus that will build SUVs for the Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and Kazakh market. BASF’s Coatings division will supply all the paint layers for the vehicles, including electrocoat, primer, basecoat, clearcoat, and plastic parts.

“We are proud that we have BELGEE as a new customer for our comprehensive layer portfolio to further strengthen our position in the Eastern European market,” said Monika Pander, BASF account manager, New Business Development, Automotive OEM Coatings.

With the opening of the production plant, BELGEE begins production at its Belarusian site, which has a capacity of 60,000 car bodies a year, and the option to expand.