Headquarters of the Coatings Divsion

Münster is the home of the world's largest integrated paint manufacturing site. It is the headquarter of BASF's Coatings division.

Our Portfolio

We develop, produce and market innovative automotive OEM, automotive refinish coatings and decorative paints as well as applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries worldwide. The portfolio is completed by the “Innovation beyond paint” program, which endeavors to develop new markets and business models. In everything we do, we keep our customers' individual success and sustainable use of resources in mind. We create cutting-edge solutions and promote innovation, design and new application options to meet the needs of our partners worldwide. Our customers benefit from our expertise and the resources of interdisciplinary, global teams working in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific.


Darstellung des Portfolios der BASF Coatings GmbH

Four layers, no thicker than a human hair. This is the typical paint system on a car body. For each layer, whether e-coat, primer, basecoat or clearcoat, we offer innovative products and technologies. Read more

The over 200,000 colors and 600,000 color mixing formulas in our color database enable exact color matching for refinishing paint damage. But our refinish products can do much more. They allow you to eliminate both tiny scratches and large-scale damage quickly and without any visible traces, whether on new, used or classic cars. Read more

Suvinil is the best-known and one of the most popular brands in Brazil. Its product range includes a variety of paints for interior and exterior applications that also feature intelligent properties such as protection from heat or humidity. Read more

The Chemetall brand is a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments and therefore optimally expands the Coatings division’s portfolio. Read more

Global Presence

With over 70 locations, we are where our customers are. 

Worldmap of BASF locations

In North America, we're represented not only in the United States, the country of the world's largest carmakers. In addition to the plants there, we also produce at sites in Canada and Mexico.

Brazil is the country of our decorative paints of the Suvinil brand. Additionally, automotive OEM and refinish coatings as well as our Surface Treatment products are manufactured at our three sites in Brazil and our sites in Argentina. Read more

In Europe, we have more than 20 sites in over 20 countries. Read more

Boksburg East, South Africa, is where Chemetall (PTY) Ltd.'s manufacturing facilities and Technical Service/Quality Lab are located. From here, the sales activities are coordinated for supplying products throughout South Africa and other African countries. Read more

Paint manufacturing has its roots in Asia, where we have sites in ten different countries. Read more

In Australia and New Zealand, we have one site for automotive refinish coatings and one for surface treatment products in each country. Read more