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BASF drives growth for automotive paints in Quebec with the addition of A.B. Distribution

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 06:00
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BASF will increase the availability of its R-M and LIMCO paint systems to automotive refinishers in Quebec, Canada through an agreement with A.B. Distribution, Inc.

“A.B. holds a strong position in the Quebec marketplace due to their skilled sales force and an utmost dedication to serving their customers,” said Paul Whittleston, Vice President, BASF Automotive Refinish, North America. “We’re looking forward to expanding our customer base with them and the influential network affiliations that they are partnered with.”

“I am very proud to have partnered with BASF,” said Patrick Bertrand, President of A.B. Distribution. “My team and I will work diligently to grow the BASF paint lines in all of our locations.”

About A.B. Distribution, Inc.

A.B. Distribution, Inc., headquartered in Blainville Quebec, is an approved distributor for CARSTAR and the CarXpert Networks in Canada.  The company has been in business since 1979. They have three corporate locations and five A.B. Express franchise locations throughout Quebec.

About BASF Automotive Refinish

BASF's Automotive Refinish business makes and markets coatings for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets. Its paint products are supported by technical training programs, advanced color information systems and business management and planning tools. For more information visit

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North Americanaffiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employeesin North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolioranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products tooil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic successwith environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation,  we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needsof 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 over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information onBASF is available on the Internet at

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