Automotive News for October 2013

Automotive News Archive

BASF Expands Supply Agreement with Mercedes Benz

Deal calls for BASF to provide all of the paints for the recently launched production of the Sprinter Classic van.

Protech Chemicals Agrees to Acquire Seibert Powder Coating Business

Purchase will help Protech expand into new markets.

Columbia Chemical to Host Seminar at Upcoming SFCHINA show in Shanghai

Educational session will focus on electroplating technologies for automotive applications.

GM Arlington Presses First Parts at $200 Million Body Shop GM Arlington Presses First Parts at $200 Million Body Shop

Contiguous stamping plant adds 180 jobs to GM’s Arlington manufacturing complex and is one of 10 such operations globally that started production in the last five years.

Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd Agrees to Acquire MacDermid, Inc.

Deal, valued at $1.8 billion, is expected to close by year's end.

Enthone Conducts Decorative Chrome Technical Training for Volkswagen Enthone Conducts Decorative Chrome Technical Training for Volkswagen

Lupini Targhe, Mexico, and VW, Tennessee, host successful events.

BASF Recognized for 'Innovative Paint Process"

Integrated Process II aims to eliminatie the second paint layer, the primer coat, and its baking phase in autobody finishes.

AkzoNobel Specialty Finishes Opens New Design Center

New facility aims to help AkzoNobel customers expedite rollout of new colors and effects.

Platinum Equity Acquires MetoKote Corporation

CEO to remain in place; operations will continue under the MetoKote brand.