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We have today officially opened our new Australia and New Zealand regional multi-functional facility. This new 5,300 square metre facility will enable higher quality and faster service for customers throughout the region, greater access to Axalta’s broad selection of advanced coating technologies and products, and more efficient supply chain solutions for customers.
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.
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.
We today released our 66th annual Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report which shows white as the global leader in consumer vehicle color choice in 2018. At an astounding 38 percent, white held its top spot with a significant gap ahead of second-place black (18%) and a third-place tie between silver and gray (12%).
Porsche AG has added Cromax® to its list of approved car paint repair brands, making all three of our premium global refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - authorised for use by Porsche AG dealerships and bodyshops worldwide.
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.
We have recently celebrated the official opening of our Global Innovation Center, the largest coatings research and development (R&D) center in the world, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The 175,000-foot Global Innovation Center offers unparalleled specialty labs, as well as office space.
We are proud to announce the renewal of our two-year contract as Gold Partner with WorldSkills Australia, a not-for-profit organisation focused on skills excellence in vocational, technological and service oriented careers in Australia.
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.
Axalta has been awarded the 14th Annual Tell Award – named after William Tell, the national Swiss folk hero – for its substantial and innovative investments in Basel, Switzerland.
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.
For bodyshops looking to grow and improve their business, Axalta Services, will be conducting local Business Council Meetings on Wednesday, 14 November in South Australia and Wednesday, 27 November in Queensland, to provide bodyshop owners exposure to the latest industry trends and techniques, with an opportunity to network with like-minded industry professionals.
Axalta has launched its latest website Axalta Racing, the race fan’s home for up-to-date news and information regarding the company’s network of global partnerships in motorsports.
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.
Earlier February 2018, Axalta Coating Systems’ head office in Sydney, had the unique opportunity to host Rheinmetall Defence Australia, to learn more about the company’s plans to establish a national military vehicle industry in Australia that included a hands-on demonstration of their Boxer CRV.
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.
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.
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.
We recently concluded its “2018 Win a Trip to Germany” promotion by announcing the winners to be Franco Missaglia from Stylefinish Auto Body, Mentone VIC and Craig Hall from Craig Hall Bodyworks, Canberra ACT.
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.
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 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.
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.
Congratulation to Kaine Corpuz for being crowned the 2018 WorldSkills Australia National 'Vehicle Painting' Champion.
BMW Group has renewed its annual approval of Spies Hecker and Standox for the
repair of BMW passenger cars.
Axalta is offering nationally an I-CAR® approved Recruiting, Hiring and Staff Training Course designed for owners and managers to develop a strategy to attract and sustain high quality candidates to a bodyshop.
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.
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 received the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Market Leadership Award for the automotive refinish coatings industry, which recognised the company’s refinish brands Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® as best in class globally.
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.
Axalta released the findings of its 65th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, which shows white as the worldwide leader in consumer vehicle colour choice in 2017, followed by black in second place at 16 percent, with grey and silver tied in third place for the second consecutive year at 11 percent.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Under the lights of the Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, the two Silver Arrows of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport gleamed for two hours as they fought a great 2017 Formula OneTM Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, which took place on September 17, 2017.
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.
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.
Axalta Coating Systems today formally opened its newest investment in innovation, the Asia-Pacific Technology Center (APTC), in the Minhang District of Shanghai.
Axalta Coating Systems has completed its previously announced acquisition of The Valspar Corporation’s North American Industrial Wood Coatings business. Valspar divested the business in connection with the antitrust approval of its acquisition by The Sherwin-Williams Company.
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has launched a new addition to the Audurra range - the A9 Polish Fine Glaze.
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.
There is still time to nominate your bodyshop for the 2017 Axalta Sustainabilty Awards. Entries close 2 June 2017.
Axalta Coating Systems has announced a new two-year alliance as a Gold Partner with WorldSkills Australia, a non-profit organisation focused on skills excellence in vocational, technological, and service-oriented careers in Australia.
BMW Group has renewed its approval of Spies Hecker® and Standox®- two of the premium refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems for the repair of BMW passenger cars.
Axalta Coating Systems recently celebrated the sale of its 40,000th spectrophotometer at the Specialty Equipment Market Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, where Mike Carr, Axalta President – North America, and Michael Gogoel, BYK-Gardner USA President, unveiled a commemorative spectrophotometer
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.
Axalta Coating Systems is excited to announce its Automotive Color of the Year 2017 – Gallant Gray. This luxurious colour is enhanced by blue and silver flakes that produce a unique sparkle effect and dark undertones that enrich the finish, adding sophistication.