GLASURIT supports young painters at EuroSkills2023

BASF is stepping up its commitment to developing young talent for the global collision repair industry. All the contestants at EuroSkills Gdańsk, Poland, and WorldSkills France 2023 National Finals will use premium refinish paint and solutions from Glasurit, the premium paint brand of BASF and official Global Industry Partner of WorldSkills International. They will leverage sustainable and digital solutions and state-of-the-art training to develop the next generation of world-class painters who will be ready for the WorldSkills Competition in Lyon, France, 2024.

“At Glasurit, we’re completely behind the motto #UnitedBySkills WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD as we continue to support the Car Painting skills category," said Roar Solberg, Vice President Sales EMEA, South Africa and Middle East. "We want to make young, talented people excited about the spray-painting profession. With Glasurit, we wholeheartedly support vocational skills and training in schools around the world to help raise the standards of training and development of automotive paint technicians. We are excited to support WorldSkills yet again in 2023 as we look to attract and create a pipeline of young talent for the future.”

The 8th edition of EuroSkills, the European Championship of Young Professionals, will take place for the first time in Gdańsk, Poland. Organized by WorldSkills Europe, Glasurit will support the competition in the category “Car Painting” and represent the professional skills of people under 25 years old with eight finalists from Denmark, France, Germany, Finland, Norway, Poland, Spain, and UK. The event will begin on September 5.

“We are very proud to partner this event. Young painters will present not only their knowledge and skills in practice but also show great creativity, use IT color applications tools, and apply health and safety rules. A good painter is a craftsman with an artistic flair, and we are excited to see what these talented people can do”, said Tomasz Sroczyński, Country Manager Poland BASF Coatings Services.

WorldSkills France National Finals 2023 in Lyon

For the edition WorldSkills France National Finals in Lyon from September 14 to 16, 2023, Glasurit will support the “Olympics of the Technical Handcrafts Professions” in the “Automotive Painting” category in the “mobility” zone. After regional finals in France, 11 best painters will compete in Lyon and have the chance for the international Competition. The competitors will show their skills in seven modules using the most advanced paint applications from Glasurit to ensure the latest refinish repair standards from preparation to finishing different OEM colors, as in a real work situation.

Glasurit products used in the Competition

A set of tailored webinars were made available to all painters and country experts at the competition using refinish products, processes and color retrieval solutions from Glasurit. The finalists were trained in a hybrid format using Glasurit trainers in the countries with all product and process information available on Glasurit Know-how, one of the most extensive refinish information platforms in the industry which offers e-books and video training.

“WorldSkills is a truly global platform which facilitates innovation to support the sustainable and economic success of the car painting industry, and nurture a pipeline of young, talented people. Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion is an integral part of our brand’s essence, and at BASF, we proudly welcome painters worldwide from all backgrounds,” said Jules Mikhael, Regional Business Management Region West European and North African Countries, BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings.

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