R-M®, BASF’s premium automotive refinish paint brand, has just launched it’s search for the most talented spray painters in the industry. The 13th International R-M Best Painter Contest is a global initiative taking place in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. For the first time, China and Morocco have also been added.
Warren Tollman, RSB Auto Group CEO, says automotive refinishing requires increasingly specialised application processes, more efficient product innovations and more advanced digital solutions. This has increased the need for young, well-trained talent on a global scale. R-M has recognised and honoured the most talented spray painters since 1999 by hosting the Best Painter Contest as a platform for young, up-and-coming spray painters to promote their profession as an attractive career choice.
The competition is open to any applicant who is 35 years or younger on 4 September 2020, is a qualified spray painter and currently uses R-M’s waterborne paint line ONYX HD.
16 of the best talents in automotive refinishing globally will be able to demonstrate their skill in the finals.
The dates to take note of are:
- Register for competition by: 13 December 2019
- Finalists to be selected from: Johannesburg/Pretoria; Bloemfontein; Cape Town; Durban and Nelspruit. Local finals take place in Johannesburg on March 13, 2020. Five of SA’s best will be selected.
- The finalists will represent their respective countries at the International Final in France from September 22nd to 24th, 2020.
The 2020 International R-M Best Painter Contest will focus on digital competency and fast, eco-efficient solutions. The jury consists of head trainers from the R-M Automotive Refinish Academy based in Europe.
Richard Green, SAMBRA National Director encourages as many SAMBRA members who qualify to participate in this exciting competition. “It is a wonderful opportunity for our members to pit their skills against the best talent in the world,” he says.
Register online: http://www.apply.bestpainter.rmpaint.com/