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When you take a mechanical engineer and an electrical controls engineer and ask them to design a coating operation, the result just might be a tad impressive when it comes to efficiencies.

The BMW Group is using innovative technologies in its efforts to improve sustainability and taking advantage of new options to conserve resources and reduce emissions from painting bodywork.

Not all electrocoated parts are created equal, a fact that Modine Coatings knows all too well in their e-coat process.

The more than $1 billion that Ford Motor Company of South Africa is spending to upgrade its South African manufacturing operations in Pretoria not only includes new equipment and technology, but also the experts who will be running it.

Marcella McCullough, senior manager of supplier diversity and purchasing strategy for Nissan North America Inc., offers sage advice for minority suppliers who want to do business with the automaker: Understand the company’s needs and offer a product or service tailored to those needs.

The global electrocoat market is estimated to grow from $3.08 billion in 2016 to $3.80 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 4.34 percent between 2016 and 2021. This market is witnessing moderate growth because of demand for e-coat from end-use industries such as automotive and appliances.

JEMS Coating, the largest general industry electrocoating shop in Canada, provides top-quality electrocoat finishing for customer supplied metallic components used in automotive, electrical, construction, recreational, and general commercial industries.

The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, has received the highest supplier award in the Airbus Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program, known as SQIP.