Glasurit has signed a new three-year partnership agreement with FIVA (Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens – the international federation for historic vehicles) at the BASF Coatings headquarters in Muenster, Germany. To celebrate the occasion, FIVA senior executives toured the plant, learning of BASF’s heritage, facilities and expertise.
As the world federation of classic car clubs, FIVA represents around two million historic vehicle enthusiasts in more than 80 countries. Established in 1966, FIVA became a partner of UNESCO with consultative status in 2017, representing world motoring heritage and related culture.
Glasurit has been FIVA’s exclusive global technical advisor for paint-related matters since 2016.
According to Glasurit, the collaboration provides access to the best repair and restoration solutions to classic car owners around the world. FIVA can connect classic car owners with a network of specialised body shops, which can help source original colours and preserve or repair aged paintwork.
Uta Holzenkamp, President of BASF’s Coatings division, said the partnership is a “long-term success story” for both parties. “We are always close to our customers and know that car enthusiasts around the world love their classic vehicles. With more and more countries showing high interest in classic vehicles and more car enthusiasts asking for original colour refinish and after care, our reputation with our Glasurit brand grows across all refinish paint segments.”
“With Glasurit we have a skilled and passionate partner who is supporting FIVA with its skills and business connections,” said Tiddo Bresters, President of FIVA. “It is a real partnership with deep involvement in the FIVA commissions work. We appreciate Glasurit’s input for the new Charta of Turin handbook very much.”
Mario Theissen, Senior Vice President of FIVA and in charge of FIVA’s business partners, said FIVA is very happy with the partnership. “Glasurit’s deep know-how about painting historic vehicles and its passionate approach makes a difference. Preservation of paint and the technical processes are very important for FIVA and its members,” Theissen said.