The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, was acknowledged by Novelis with the European Supplier Award 2020. 


It recognizes Chemetall for “continuously pursuing excellence in quality as well as its expertise, reliability and professional services,” BASF said.


By establishing the European Supplier Awards, Novelis said it strives to honor and foster its partnerships with suppliers to underline its commitment to quality, sustainability and innovation as core values and drivers of business success.


Novelis (Atlanta, Georgia) is a producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. 


Chemetall has supplied Novelis for more than 25 years with Gardobond and Permatreat aluminum coil passivation technologies for the automotive industry as well as other surface treatment specialties.


“Chemetall has proven to be a first-choice supplier for Novelis. Day in, day out, our operators have used Chemetall’s pretreatments – and day in, day out, Chemetall has delivered the expected quality performance,” said Xavier Varone, director Quality & Coil Industries Europe at Novelis. “The supplier award recognizes Chemetall for its outstanding quality and stability over the years. It is also a recognition of Chemetall’s commitment to developing excellent pretreatment in the market.”


“It is an acknowledgment of our customer-centricity, reliability, and fast responsiveness, which form the core values of our dedication,” said Ulf Neidlein, Chemetall’s VP Surface Treatment EMEA and South America.

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