BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings
A brand of BASF - We create chemistry

SOUTHFIELD, MI, August 2, 2019 – Bentley has chosen DC Autocraft, a BASF customer located in Burbank, Calif., as the recipient of the 2018 Bentley Bodyshop of the Year Award for the Americas.

DC Autocraft, a Glasurit customer who services and repairs luxury vehicles, was given the award in late July for demonstrating compliance in each of Bentley’s required assessment areas for 2018. Requirements included 100% audit compliance, use of Glasurit 90 Line paint, submission of KPI repair data and high levels of engagement with their nominated Bentley Retailer. Every year, each Bentley accredited body shop in the world has an opportunity to compete for the award and be recognized as the best Bentley shop in their region.

“Bentley goes to great lengths to ensure that only the best body shops repair their cars,” said Jeff Wildman, Manager of OEM and Industry Relations for BASF Automotive Refinish. ”We present this award to the shop that demonstrates not only the ability to properly repair Bentley cars to original condition, but also provide an exceptional customer experience that Bentley owners have come to expect.”

Luxury bodyshops like DC Autocraft who compete for the accolade must not only meet the requirements of the Bentley Paint & Body Program, but also demonstrate the skills, technical expertise, culture and customer experience that sets them apart from others. Each winning shop for their region receives a unique award and attends a Glasurit-sponsored celebratory event exclusively for the winning bodyshop staff.

“Winning this award means absolutely everything to us,” said Miro Blaver, General Manager of DC Autocraft. “It is the biggest compliment that can be made to our team. Passion, drive and initiative are key factors to our success.”

Photo caption: DC Autocraft, winner of the 2018 Bentley Bodyshop of the Year award for the Americas. From left to right: Jeff Wildman (BASF), Miro Bilaver (DC Autocraft), Austin Fife (DC Autocraft) and Sebastian Grajales (BASF).

BASF’s product portfolio includes products for multiple industries. A product that is compliant for one region, industry, application or end use, may not be compliant for another region, industry, application or end-use, and BASF accordingly disclaims all representations, conditions and warranties of fitness for a particular purpose.

To assist automotive refinish customer searching for information about BASF products that meet the VOC limits for automotive refinish use, BASF provides Wall Charts that list the products that are compliant with the automotive refinish VOC regulations in specific regions in North America (country, province, state, air districts). It is the responsibility of the purchaser/end-user to ensure they know and understand the regulations for their specific region, industry, application and end use and ensure that the products that they are using are compliant with all applicable regulatory requirements and any permits specific to their business.

To view product information on our entire portfolio, please click to acknowledge your understanding of this information.