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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.

11 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.

16 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.

31 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.

15 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.

27 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.

10 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.

03 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.

03 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.

30 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.

09 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
25 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.

15 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.

01 05 , 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.

27 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.

23 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.

01 11 , 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!

26 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.

Punch Powertrain Solar Team
16 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.

01 08 , 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.

01 07 , 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.

29 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 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.