R-M® Automotive Refinish Paints, brand of BASF, has signed a ground breaking global training agreement with Volkswagen, developed specifically to promote the highest standards of automotive refinishing techniques and technology, for Volkswagen Importers and approved bodyshops worldwide.
The agreement will see the Volkswagen Academy working closely with R-M’s global and national trainers to co-ordinate training utilising the network of Refinish Competence Centers and training centers in countries throughout the world. The trainings will be made available for painters too on a local level in cooperation with the Volkswagen importers.
Arjan Klijn, BASF’s Key Account Manager for Volkswagen said: "This exciting new co-operation brings together the aftersales trainers and warranty specialists with R-M’s highly qualified and experienced training team in a drive to develop the skills of Volkswagen staff through 140 VW importers".
The program brings together the premium brands, R-M and Volkswagen, in the dual branded certification and training passport stickers as well as the training documentation, covering all aspects of automotive refinish training including paint processes and Volkswagen specific repair methods.
Arjan Klijn went on to say "R-M has built an outstanding reputation for innovation both in its own paint technology as well as its unique and effective approach to training and there is no doubt that this new co-operation will benefit Volkswagen bodyshops throughout the world".