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February 27, 2020

Chemetall Limited announces office move to Napier House, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, moves to a new facility in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Christophe Cazabeau, Senior Vice President Surface Treatment of BASF, officially opened the new Chemetall Limited office and laboratory facility at the Napier House, during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Napier House, the new home of Chemetall Limited, has been redesigned and reflects BASF's office interiors. The main floor exhibits an open floor design enabling teams across other departments to engage, and cultivate an environment conducive to collaboration. In particular, the new "break out area" is an ideal space for employees to come together for meetings, refreshments, and company events. The facility is also inclusive of conference rooms dedicated for departmental meetings. "The workspace was designed to meet modern work practices.The fully optimized office layout will help increase productivity and efficiency," explains Jason Bird, Chemetall Quality manager, who led the office transition project.

The newly designed laboratory located on the ground floor offers: dye penetrant testing, a "wet lab" to process and test customer's products and panels, salt spray cabinets, and a powder coating room. The laboratory includes new testing equipments to meet customer demands and cater to current and future testing requirements. The SEM room is now open for customers to view images of the sample surfaces treated with Chemetall's pre-treatment product portfolio.

"The new workspace provides significant opportunity for the fusion of all departments and functions. It encourages greater employee communication and facilitates knowledge sharing between the teams," Managing Director, Wayne Brown commented.

"Our newly enhanced facility not only fits the modern concept of collaborative workspace; it demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement in technology, safety and quality of our production sites to drive sustainable solutions in a close, partnership-based cooperation with our customers." — Christophe Cazabeau.

For more details on Chemetall's innovative products and solutions, please visit www.chemetall.com.

Christophe Cazabeau, Senior Vice President Surface Treatment (left), and Wayne Brown, Managing Driector Chemetall UK (right), celebrated the Napier House opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Napier House, the new home of Chemetall Limited in Milton Keynes, UK.

Contacts

Julia Murray
Phone: +1-908-508-2107
julia.murray@basf.com

Joerg Zumkley
Phone: +49 2501 14-3453
joerg.zumkley@basf.com

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About BASF's Coatings division

The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, decorative paints as well as applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries. The portfolio is completed by the "Innovation Beyond Paint" program which aims at developing new markets and businesses. 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 2018, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.86 billion.

Solutions beyond your imagination — Coatings by BASF. For more information about the Coatings division of BASF and its products, visit www.basf-coatings.com

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.

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