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The premium paint brand in the automotive refinish industry. Providing effective solutions has always been a vital part of the R-M philosophy. The highest quality standards, dynamism and dedication to our customers business performance, this is what R-M is all about.
Perfection made simple.
Ole Kristian Fureid from Norway is the winner of the International Final of the R-M Best Painter Contest. It was held from the 8th to the 10th of October 2013 at the Refinish Competence Center of BASF´s automotive refinish brand R-M in Clermont de l’Oise, France. Elvis Husic from Slovenia took second place before Steve Poiret from Belgium.
From left to right: Markus Kamieth - President of BASF Group's Coatings division, Ole Kristian FUREID – Norway, Elvis HUSIC - Slovenia, Steve POIRET – Belgium, Harald Pflanzl - Senior Vice President of BASF Coatings Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions Europe.
The 18 best young painters, all under the age of 30, demonstrated their talent in a wide range of demanding technical skills tests. These included the very latest high efficiency refinish technology, using R-M’s waterborne paint line ONYX HD, as well as application and repair techniques, colour tests, a consultancy task and the correct use of consumables. The participants were representatives from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The premium business partners 3M, DeVilbiss, EMM, RUPES and SATA, also actively support the contest with key speeches and the celebration of young talent, together with R-M’s regular business partners including Festool, Horn & Bauer, Mettler-Toledo, Norton/StGobain, SIA Abrasives and Teroson.
"As a business owner, I need a brand that offers me cost effectiveness and product excellence. I am happy to say that R-M’s Waterborne gives me both."
Tato Carello - Carello Auto, South Africa