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


New Centre Fits With Company’s Strategic Focus on Making its Customers More Productive, Efficient, and Profitable

Sydney, Australia, 15 November 2019 – Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, officially opened the doors of 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.

Of the opening, Sethi stated, “The new training facility uses the latest coating technologies, industry-leading training techniques, and advanced digital equipment to enable repairers to deliver the highest quality refinish, enabling our customers to be more efficient, productive, and profitable. We help our customers drive these improvements while also being mindful of the environment with sustainable techniques and products.”

Local customers and partners were invited to see the latest products in action and view the cutting edge environment which includes industry leading equipment.

“Simply put, the new training facility offers the best training available in the region,” said Steven Brett, Managing Director of Axalta Coating Systems in Australia. “Axalta is a world leader in refinish and is consistently making signiciant investmensts, like the RTC, to enhance our capabilities and facilities to help customers grow their businesses.”

The training centre is well equipped with two state-of-the-art USI Chronotech spray booths, as well as three USI full down draft preparation areas with USI rail track system for easy vehicle side loading. The three prep bays can be divided by electric curtains. Also featuring three USI paint mix rooms with an additional large cleaning room and a USI spray box-booth for test panels and colour card spray outs, there are plenty of opportunities for attendees to apply their practical knowldege.

When attendees aren’t using the latest products and equipment, they will be learning from Axalta trainers in a theory room with the latest audio-visual equipment that can seat up to 20. The new facility also includes a storeroom for all consumables and tools, along with an air-conditioned lunch and kitchen area with modern facilities.

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our 100,000+ customers in more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.