BASF receives Supplier Award from Tesla

                   BASF receives Supplier Award from Tesla

PR Newswire

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 28, 2013

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF was honored by Tesla
Motors with its Supplier Award for excellence in delivery performance. The
awards ceremony was held at Tesla's Fremont, Calif. manufacturing and
engineering complex on Oct. 15.

"It is an honor to receive this award. The collaborative relationship we have
with Tesla has enabled us to innovate and deliver the performance they need,"
said Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts for BASF Coatings
Solutions in North America.

Tesla has more than 200 suppliers of which 14 were selected this year to
receive special awards. BASF was recognized for exceeding Tesla's
expectations, in particular by "delivering" on new color introductions,
improvements in vehicle painting efficiencies, product quality and customer
service. 

BASF is one of the primary suppliers of automotive coatings for Tesla Motors
and also supports the car manufacturer with engineering plastics materials.

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BASF receives Tesla Supplier Award for Excellence in Delivery Performance

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North
American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than
16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For
more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF 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 with
environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and
innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the
current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to
conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We
have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry
for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more
than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF
is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

SOURCE BASF

Website: http://www.basf.com
Contact: Susan Jackson, BASF Corporation, (248) 304-5413,
susan.jackson@basf.com