BASF Supports Young Painters At WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Finals

BASF said it will again support the car painting category of the WorldSkills Competition 2024 in Lyon, France, providing the company’s Glasurit 100 Line to competitors from 24 countries.

“At BASF, we wholeheartedly support the WorldSkills promise ‘Where there is a skill, there is a way’, and we are very excited to support the most important international skills competition in 2024 in car painting skills yet again,” said Chris Titmarsh, Senior Vice President Global BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions at BASF.

“We want to empower our next generation of young painters and continue to inspire and motivate them to build a career in the spray-painting profession. That’s why this year, we have stepped up our promise with our most advanced Glasurit 100 Line and AraClass solutions, which will raise the overall bar for training and development as it leads the industry in process time, consumption and sustainability, and will provide an outstanding experience for our young talents.”

Running up to the event, all finalists and WorldSkills experts will be given the opportunity to be trained by Glasurit’s experts via a series of webinars, online training courses and select exclusive training courses at BASF Refinish Competence Centres.

“As part of WorldSkills, I am responsible for guiding young painters during their training period, said Bastien Vaire, winner of Competition EuroSkills Gdansk 2023, ambassador of WorldSkills France, and member of the French Skills Team. “I am excited to explore the capabilities of Glasurit 100 Line and use it to surpass all expectations.”

David Hoey, CEO of WorldSkills International, said sustainability is an important element embedded in the assessment of each competition and an integral skill for every painter to master. “By supporting WorldSkills Lyon 2024, BASF again demonstrates the strongest commitment to promoting sustainable solutions and practices for future generations of skilled talent and education systems,” he said.

In 2022, BASF signed a multi-year global industry partnership as the exclusive sponsor of the Car Painting category of WorldSkills International and will be the global silver partner at this year’s competition.

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 will take place from 10 to 15 September.