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GM, Ford, Chrysler Participate in BASF OEM Technology Meeting

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September 17, 2018—Detroit’s Big Three automakers recently participated in BASF’s Performance Group OEM Technology meetings, which concluded last month. Each BASF Performance Group attended one of four sessions held throughout the summer with General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

BASF Performance Group members had a unique opportunity for open dialogue with the OEM’s collision group engineers, managers, and marketers, who discussed new technology, repairability of new vehicle models, certification programs and the future of the collision repair industry.

John Eck, collision manager of GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales, spoke about the speed at which new technology is entering the automotive marketplace and gave attendees the opportunity to learn about the new GM Collision Repair Network—just two weeks after it was announced at NACE Automechanika.

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