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18 03 , 2020

Mercedes-Benz AG Grants Axalta Certified Refinish Supplier Status

Mercedes-Benz AG has renewed its Certified Refinish Supplier status to Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, for its two global premium refinish brands - Spies Hecker and Standox – both of which are manufactured out of Axalta’s Wuppertal production site.

27 02 , 2020

Axalta Supported Ambulances Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Due to the sudden outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-CoV) in China, there has been a sharp rise in demand for negative pressure ambulances on the front lines in Wuhan and Hubei. When Ford JMC approached Axalta about painting a fleet, speedy arrangements were made to fulfil the order.

24 02 , 2020

Axalta Joins Waste-Motive Initiative

Axalta has recently signed up as a supporter of the Waste-Motive initiative, aimed at better managing the repair industry’s automotive plastic waste. The Waste-Motive initiative is based on a 6-pillar foundation to tackle these environmental issues including reducing plastic waste sent to landfill. For more information on this initiative visit www.plastfix.com/wastemotive.

28 01 , 2020

"Sea Glass" to Make a Cool Splash in DAYTONA 500

On January 29, Axalta announced that the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by William Byron, will showcase the company's 2020 Global Automotive Color of the Year, Axalta Sea Glass, at this year's DAYTONA 500. Race fans will feel the cooling effects of the high-tech premium blue-green chroma paint scheme as the race heats up on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

16 01 , 2020

Axalta Services Announces Courses for 2020

Axalta Services has recently launched its 2020 training schedule. The 2020 programme will cover a range of topics, providing participants with valuable insights into the latest tools, techniques and methodologies needed to increase throughput and decrease cycle times within the body repair process.

15 12 , 2019

2020 Training Dates

Need to update your colour matching techniques or do you want to better understand how tinted clearcoats work? Our training dates have now been announced for the first half of 2020.

13 11 , 2019

Axalta Opens New State-of-the-Art Regional Training Centre in Western Sydney

Axalta has officially opened the doors to its 1,000 square metre regional customer training centre (the “RTC”) in Western Sydney. The state-of-the-art training facility was inaugurated by Sobers Sethi, President, Emerging Markets, Axalta on November 14. The new centre fits with the company’s strategic focus on making its customers more productive, efficient and profitable.

31 10 , 2019

Axalta's Syrox Brand Reaches 1,000 Bodyshops in EMEA

Axalta announced that it has gained its 1,000th Syrox bodyshop in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) since the brand’s global launch in 2016. Syrox, one of the refinish brands from Axalta, is formulated to fulfil specific customer demands for a straight-forward, conventionally-applied refinish system for passenger car repairs that is economical to use and delivers exceptional colour matches. The Syrox complete and compact refinish paint system delivers just that.

24 10 , 2019

Axalta Supports Bodyshops on their Road to Gold

With many leading insurance companies now requiring repairers to have I-CAR Gold Class status, there is a great deal of pressure to achieve this accreditation. To give more insight into the process, Axalta, in conjunction with I- CAR’s Industry Training Alliance, recently held the first of a national series of “Road to Gold” information sessions, in Queensland. This session focused on providing further information around what exactly Gold Class status is and how Axalta can help achieve it, with it’s I-CAR accredited training courses, including e-learning modules.

13 10 , 2019

Congratulations to Weststar Prestige, Winner of the 2019 Axalta Business Excellence Award

Congratulations to Weststar Prestige Paint & Panel from Victoria who are the winners of the 2019 Axalta Business Excellence Awards. Axalta is very proud to sponsor the 2019 Business Excellence Award with Paint & Panel. This award recognises bodyshops who excel through their use of better, safer and sustainable business practices that are key steps to future proof our industry. Weststar Prestige show that dedication to detail in all aspects of their business played a pivotal role in their growth.

03 10 , 2019

Axalta Named as a Strategic Partner of Rheinmetall Defence

Axalta has been named a strategic partner of Rheinmetall Defence for its Land 400 Phase 2 project. Under the new contract, Axalta will provide the global boxer supply chain for coatings, including application training and technical support to optimise their painting operations. The Land 400 Phase 2 project involves delivering 211 Boxer wheeled 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles to replace the Australian Army’s light armored vehicles.

23 09 , 2019

Congratulations to the Winners of the Regional WorldSkills Heats in NSW

In September, two Regional Heats took place at TAFE's in NSW. The first took place at Ultimo TAFE on September 14 and the second at Glendale TAFE on September 18. The calibre of the competitors at both events was outstanding, with the Gold Medalists moving on to compete at the finals to be held in 2020. All winners walked away with a Sagola Gun, courtesy of Axalta.

13 09 , 2019

Axalta Sells its 60,000th Spectrophotometer

Axalta, the leader in digital colour management for the automotive aftermarket, today announced that it has sold its 60,000th spectrophotometer, with 10,000 sold in the past 15 months. The rapid increase in recent sales is attributed mainly to a strong global digitisation trend. These increasingly popular handheld digital tools are an accurate and fast way of colour matching that boost the efficiency of bodyshops.

10 09 , 2019

Axalta Supports the Agoria Solar Team to Compete at The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019

In early September, the Agoria Solar Team, a collegial solar racing team from the University of Leuven in Belgium arrived in Australia ready to continue preparation for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge from October 13 to 20. Axalta has donated its industry leading Cromax refinish coatings for a final touch up for the University of Leuven’s competing car, named BluePoint. The team is well on its way toward ensuring the car is looking its best and is ready to tackle the challenge beginning in mid-October.

30 08 , 2019

Axalta Queensland Team Joins Effort to Raise Awareness of Homelessness

On a chilly August evening, eight members of the Queensland Axalta team spent a night on the streets in support of the Basement Soup Kitchen in Toowoomba, as part of “Homeless for a Night”. This night provided an opportunity for participants to join Nat Spray from Basement Soup Kitchen on the first day of his “Homeless For a Week” venture.

06 08 , 2019

Sommerville Smash Repairs Take Time Out To Complete Axalta Services Course

On Saturday 27 July, the team from Sommerville Smash Repairs in Queensland attended a 1 day course hosted by the Axalta Services team. It is clear that the team at Sommerville understand the value of training, as all team members were encouraged to attend the course, ranging from admin staff through to repair staff and detailers.

30 07 , 2019

Axalta Launches Cosmetic Car Repair

With the newly launched Axalta Cosmetic Car Repair program, from the refinish experts at Axalta Coating Systems, there is a whole new potential revenue stream for bodyshops (who don’t currently do small repairs), car dealerships or even those that want to explore setting up a specific shop for cosmetic repairs.

22 07 , 2019

Axalta Supports the Preparation of the UNSW Hyperloop

A team of UNSW students were more than excited that they were the only Australian team selected to attend the competition finals on July 21, and Axalta was a proud supporter in the preparation of the hyperloop which was used in the competition. The team came in 7th place out of 21 international teams.

15 07 , 2019

2019 Training Dates

Need to update your colour matching techniques or do you want to better understand how tinted clearcoats work? Our training dates have now been announced for the second half of 2019.

05 07 , 2019

Cromax help Agoria Solar Team

The Agoria Solar Team unveiled its entry for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, on 3 July 2019. The car, named BluePoint, will take part in the gruelling challenge in Australia from the 13 to 20 October 2019.

03 07 , 2019

Syrox Launches in NZ

Axalta importer, Resene Automotive and Light Industrial, has recently launched Axalta’s latest refinish waterborne brand, Syrox, into the New Zealand Market. The launch coincided with Collision Repair Association Conference that was held in Napier in late May.

01 07 , 2019

Axalta Hosts New Synergy Students at Victorian Training Centre

Earlier this year, a group of students from Mission Australia’s social enterprise, Synergy Auto Repairs, were invited to attend an Apprenticeship Day at Axalta’s Training Centre in Victoria. The students were able to gain insights into the refinish industry as well as processes and techniques required to complete different refinish tasks.

10 06 , 2019

Axalta Brands Gain FCA Re-Approval

Axalta brands Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox recently received re-approval from FCA for worldwide use on US brands Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram.

27 05 , 2019

Axalta Hosting WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition at Gold Coast Training Centre

Axalta Coating Systems is proudly hosting the WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for the Gold Coast and Brisbane Regions on November 26, 2019.The competition gives young apprentices an opportunity to showcase their talents in a test of skill and knowledge in the Vehicle Painting category. The winner will go on to represent their region at the 2020 National Championship.

30 04 , 2019

Spies Hecker and Standox Gain Reapproval by Major Car Manufacturer for 2019

BMW Group has renewed its annual approval of Spies Hecker and Standox - two of the premium refinish brands of Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings. The agreement, which is for BMW and MINI passenger car repair, covers the BMW Group service network in 51 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

23 04 , 2019

2019 National Business Council

Success in the collision repair industry comes down to two words – productivity and profitability. With special guest, Mike Anderson, the Axalta Services team will be showing bodyshops how to meet these challenges head on through a National Business Council symposium held in Melbourne from August 11-13, 2019.

07 04 , 2019

Axalta's Think Sustainable! Winner Announced

Axalta has concluded their ‘Think Sustainable!’ promotion in Australia by announcing the winner to be Robbie Manson from Apex Smash Repairs, QLD. The promotion encouraged customers to strive in achieving their own business sustainability goals. By simply purchasing a Promotion Kit that includes a range of Axalta premium branded clears and Finixa paint processing products, the purchaser was able enter the draw to win up to $20,000 towards a solar panel system installation. Robbie purchased his Promotion Kit from Business Refinish Supplies.

07 04 , 2019

Axalta Sends First Shipments From New Regional Distribution Warehouse

In March, Axalta officially began accepting and sending shipments from its new purpose-built regional distribution warehouse. This new 3,450 square metre facility enables higher quality and faster service for customers throughout the region, provide greater access to Axalta’s broad selection of advanced coating technologies and products and ensure a more efficient supply chain solutions for customers.

31 03 , 2019

Axalta Launches New Industrial Products from Sagola

As import partner of spray guns manufacturer Sagola, Axalta has recently expanded the range of guns available in Australia to include an industrial range. These guns are designed specifically for general industrial use – including solvent and water-based painting of decorative walls and ceilings, steel fabrication, wood, metal and more. Other new products include pneumatic pumps, pressure pots and gun cleaners.

03 02 , 2019

Axalta Launches the 2019 Think Sustainable! Competition in Australia

We have unveiled our promotion ‘Think Sustainable!’, to encourage customers to strive in achieving their own business sustainability goals. By simply purchasing a Promotion Kit that includes a range of Axalta premium branded clears and Finixa paint processing products, customers will be able enter the draw to win up to $20,000 towards a solar panel system installation.

10 01 , 2019

Axalta Showcases Customization with Golden-Bronze “Sahara” as 2019 Automotive Color of the Year

For the first time in its five-year history, Axalta’s Automotive Color of the Year is showcasing a color primed for vehicle customization both at manufacturing facilities and in the aftermarket. Sahara, a golden bronze tone, radiates warmth, richness and strength for vehicles of all sizes – especially the expanding global truck and SUV markets – and can serve as the principal color for two-tone possibilities including black roofs.

15 11 , 2018

Congratulations to Kate!

Congratulations to Kate Zovi of Wallaby Crash Supplies (Axalta Distributor). Kate was awarded the Best Supplier Award at the 2018 Women in Collision seminar hosted by Paint & Panel magazine on Friday 16th November in Melbourne.

30 10 , 2018

Fleurieu Wins 2018 Axalta Sustainability Award

We are passionate about supporting the sustainable business practices of our industry, which is why we are staunch advocates and sponsors of the 2018 Axalta Sustainability Award. This award allows us to celebrate the best of the best in the industry, recognising hard work, innovation and strong sustainable business practices that are key steps to future proof our industry and this year’s winner, Fleurieu Crash Repairs, exemplifies this commitment.

14 10 , 2018

Axalta Europe Tour Focused on Technology

Axalta recently concluded its “European Excursion” that saw a large group of our customers and distributors visit several automotive landmarks through-out Germany, including the renowned Automechanika tradeshow. The tour, which took place in early September, provided the opportunity for our customers to broaden their knowledge on the most advanced repair techniques, view the latest industry-related products on offer, as well as network with like-minded repairers.

26 09 , 2018

Axalta's Color Retrieval System Featuring Acquire™ Quantum EFX Selected as Finalist For 2018 R&D 100 Awards

We would like to announce that our Colour Retrieval System featuring Acquire™ Quantum EFX was named a finalist for R&D Magazine's 2018 R&D 100 Awards, which features the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the past year. The Colour Retrieval System is our proprietary online process designed to help customers obtain any colour information needed, quickly and more efficiently than ever before.

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09 09 , 2018

Audurra Introduces New Disposable Spray Gun Cup System

Audurra continues to design and develop high-quality user friendly products with the introduction of a disposable spray gun cup system that is suitable for the automotive repair industry, plus commercial, industrial and joinery applications.

02 08 , 2018

Axalta Expands its Industrial Range with the Launch of the New Sagola 4100 Xtreme Suction Spray Gun

Sagola has recently launched the new 4100 Xtreme Suction Spray Gun to meet the high output application demands of the commercial and industrial segments head on. The new gun is an addition to the industrial range offered by Axalta the sole importer of Sagola guns in Australia, providing painters with the right industrial solution at an economical price without sacrificing the quality of the final finish.

02 08 , 2018

Axalta Services Offers a Course to Help Bodyshops Develop Leadership Skills

We are offering nationally I-CAR® approved Leadership Course designed for bodyshop owners, managers and team leaders to develop the skill set to become successful leaders within a team and business. Participants will walk away with an in-depth understanding of how to differentiate leadership from management, motivate and develop staff, build a positive working culture and create the next generation of leaders that will ultimately translate into happier more effective staff and a strong business model.

29 07 , 2018

Axalta Provides Innovative Solutions to Achieve Perfect Colour Match for Newly Released Exclusive Colours from Mitsubishi and Lexus

We have been developing colour formulations and processes for light vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) around the world for nearly a century. More importantly, Axalta’s expertise has led them to specialise in providing solutions for exceptionally challenging colours, such as the recently released Mitsubishi’s Red Diamond (P62) and Lexus’ Structural Blue (8Y0), whose exclusive cutting edge colour technology require specialised formulas and processes to achieve the perfect colour match.

08 07 , 2018

Congratulations to our "Win a VIP Trip to Germany" Winners

Axalta would like to congratulate the 2 winners of our recent "Win a VIP Trip to Germany" promotion. The winners were drawn by an independent third party on Wednesday 4th July 2018. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers who entered this promotion.

Axalta Sustainability Report 2016-2017
24 06 , 2018

Axalta Publishes Sustainability Report

Axalta issued its Sustainability Report 2016-2017, highlighting the company’s advancements in sustainable business practices, including technology and operations. Axalta’s Sustainability Report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards, the most widely adopted global standards for public sustainability reporting.

14 06 , 2018

Axalta Sells 50,000th Spectrophotometer

Faster, Smaller and More Accurate Unit Wirelessly Connects to Colour Retrieval System to Boost Bodyshop Productivity. Axalta has sold its 50,000th spectrophotometer globally since the launch of the first generation of handheld devices in 2005.

30 04 , 2018

Axalta’s Reel Expert Promotion Concluded Successfully

Axalta recently concluded its “Reel Expert” promotion by presenting a brand-new Quintrex 450 Fishabout boat to a delighted customer, John Spiteri from Collision Repair Australia Group, as part of the marketing campaign.

26 04 , 2018

Axalta Announces New Australian Headquarters in West Sydney

Axalta has commissioned construction of a new 10,200m2 Australian headquarters in Marsden Park, in Western Sydney. The facility will house corporate offices, a state-of-the-art training facility, and a warehouse and distribution centre. It will be scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019 and will serve the Company’s refinish and commercial vehicle customers, light vehicle OEMs, as well as industrial and military customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Axalta Unveils StarLite as its 2018 Automotive Color of the Year
15 01 , 2018

Axalta Unveils its Automotive Color of the Year 2018

Axalta today announced the release of StarLite, its 2018 Automotive Color of the Year. StarLite is a modern, technology-savvy, premium colour for vehicles of today and tomorrow. Borne from Axalta’s ChromaDyne™ line of colour coats developed for automotive OEMs, StarLite is a light and reflective hue that uses Axalta’s tri-coat process which is formulated with synthetic pearl flakes to create an eye catching pearlescent effect.

22 11 , 2017

Congratulations to Paull & Warner Accident Repair Centre for Winning the 2017 Axalta Sustainability Award

Paull & Warner Accident Repair Centre in Belmont, WA are the winners of this year's Axalta Sustainability Award. What most impressed the judges was their approach to this second shop. Staff are a top priority will a focus on flexible working hours, regular training and support for apprentice programs. All initiatives taken made them clear winner for this year's Axalta Sustainability Award.

08 11 , 2017

Expressions of Interest Queensland Distribution

We are currently seeking established and results driven businesses to join our distribution network in Queensland, including the Brisbane metropolitan area. Interested distributors should have extensive automotive or industry market experience, a solid customer base and a successful track record.

31 10 , 2017

Lewis Hamilton is 2017 FIA Formula One™ World Champion Driver

Wow, What A Race! Lewis Hamilton is 2017 FIA Formula One™ World Champion Driver. He is just the fifth driver in the sport’s history to become a four-time world champion and he is also the most successful British Formula One driver in history. Congratulations to Lewis and the entire Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team!

25 10 , 2017

Axalta Recognised by GM Holden at the 2017 Supplier Appreciation Awards

Axalta was recently presented with an Appreciation Award at GM Holden’s Supplier Appreciation Awards night. The award signified Holden’s appreciation of Axalta’s contribution towards its manufacturing heritage in Australia, as they embark on a new chapter in the company’s history with the roll off of the last car on the production line, a red Holden Commodore.

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15 10 , 2017

The Belgian Solar Team Won Bronze on the World Solar Challenge 2017

The Punch Two, the Punch Powertrain Solar Team’s entry into the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017 race in Australia, finished third (out of 14 entries) in the Challenger Class. The Punch Two sported logo of Cromax® , one of the premium brands of Axalta Coating Systems, that was a Silver Partner of the team.

31 07 , 2017

Axalta Coating Systems Opens New Training Centre in Western Australia

Axalta has recently opened a new training facility in Bentley, Perth, Australia. The centre will become the key training destination for refinishers from the Western Australian region, focusing on Axalta’s refinish and industrial products, to help maximise refinishers’ skill-sets and keep them up-to-date with latest technology and techniques.

30 06 , 2017

Road Legal Race Car: Brutal S1 Painted with Spies Hecker

Independent Slovakian car maker Brutal has just launched the S1, its road legal, tuned-for-performance super sports car. The project was realised with the support of Color Centrum Vráble s.r.o., Spies Hecker’s Slovak distributor.

28 05 , 2017

Axalta Sparks Off Something Special with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Axalta Coating Systems once again has provided an exclusive colour scheme formulation for the high-impact, instantly-recognisable liveries of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Silver Arrows race cars and has done so for the last three years, including the Championship-winning 2016 Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid car.

25 01 , 2017

Axalta Coating Systems Launches New Website Dedicated to its Customers in Australia

Axalta has launched a new website www.axalta.com.au. With new features, a simpler navigation structure, advanced search capabilities and contemporary design, the site is now faster, and more informative, providing its customers in Australia and New Zealand with a heightened, intuitive user experience that can be easily accessed from a Smartphone, Tablet or PC.