BASF is expanding its coatings business in the Southeast Asian region with Thailand at the center , to serve the large coatings market in the region for motorcycles, industrial coatings, and the automotive industry. BASF (Thai) Limited has reached an agreement with Eason Paint Plc (Thailand) to become the manufacturing base for BASF customers across the region, including automotive and industrial coatings customers. BASF motorcycle coatings in Thailand will be exclusively produced by Eason Paint. BASF also signed an agreement to acquire the motorcycle coatings business of NOF (Thailand ) Limited, establishing its own sales and marketing function in Thailand to support customers in the ASEAN region. As one of world' s leading coatings suppliers, BASF will now directly provide its full set of competencies to the customers in the region and fully participate in all market opportunities.