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Axalta participated in this year’s Chemicals Sales & Marketing Toolbox in Frankfurt, Germany, from 14 to 15 November 2019. Gilles Navez, Axalta’s Product and Marketing Director for its Refinish Systems business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), was a speaker on the second day’s executive panel where he shared Axalta’s best practice in digital transformation in the refinish industry.
Axalta congratulates eight of its UK partners and customers on winning industry awards at the annual ABP Club Night of Knights awards ceremony, which took place at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham, England, on 12 November 2019.
Axalta today released its 67th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, which reveals the top three automotive colours as: white (38%), black (19%), and grey (13%). White has been the top automotive colour worldwide since 2011.
The Agoria Solar Team from the University of Leuven, Belgium, has become the World Champions by claiming its first-ever title in the Challenger Class of the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The dramatic race, which saw several teams fall victim to bad luck during the course of the challenge, culminated in the coastal city of Adelaide in South Australia with BluePoint crossing the finish line on 17 October 2019 after a 3,020km journey from Darwin.
Axalta has recently acquired a manufacturing site in Çerkezköy, Turkey, for its Powder Coating business. The facility, which is currently being upgraded, will support the growth of Axalta’s Powder Coatings business across the region. The new facility will host the production of all Axalta’s premium powder product ranges including the Matt (AE30 & SD30), Fine Textured (AE03 & SD03) and Semi-Gloss (AE70 & SD70) Collections all specifically designed for architectural applications.
The refinish industry’s skills shortage is a problem plaguing European bodyshop owners, with regional research indicating that many are fearful it will become a full-blown crisis. Jim Muse, Axalta’s Vice President of Refinish for Europe, Middle East and Africa, says to overcome a skills crisis the industry must position the profession as a career for the digitally savvy and environmentally aware.
Axalta today announced the appointment of Jim Muse as Vice President of Refinish Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) effective immediately. He succeeds Adrien Schrobiltgen in this role.
Axalta today announced the election of its Business Director for Powder Coatings in Europe, Klaus Gast, to the Board of CEPE, the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry.
During the first Axalta in Motion Day, employees from 17 countries in EMEA joined together for a common goal – to raise a maximum of 50,000Euro for good causes by taking as many steps as possible in 24 hours.
Axalta 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.
Axalta today announced that Barry Snyder has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer and Robert Roop has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. The two leaders will drive Axalta's commitment to innovation and growth in their new roles. Dr. Snyder will continue to serve on Axalta's leadership team, while Dr. Roop will be added to the leadership team, both reporting directly to Axalta Chief Executive Officer Robert Bryant.
Axalta today announced the expansion of its Landshut, Germany, site, creating a second production facility in the region for bonded metallic powder coatings alongside Axalta’s Montbrison plant in France. The second production facility will enable Axalta to better respond to the increasing demand for high-quality metallic powder coatings, which are used specifically in architectural and design applications.
Axalta unveiled today a spectrum of automotive colours designed for the future of automobiles in its 2019 Automotive Color Trend Report: Color Combo. The report showcases unique colour combinations, such as Comeback Duo and Smart Duo, and the emerging global automotive trends and latest innovations in colour science driving them.
Axalta has today announced the appointment of Farrell Dolan as Regional Refinish Business Director UK & Scandinavia and Managing Director Axalta UK Limited, effective from 1 June 2019. Dolan joins Axalta from Bridgestone Corporation where he ran the car tyre business for Northern Europe for five years.
Axalta is pleased to be participating in the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit 2019: Passion for Progress this year in Milan, Italy. Axalta is showcasing its Fast Cure Low Energy technology and its cloud-based Digital Colour Management to an audience of refinishers and industry experts from all over the world.
Axalta has signed an agreement to develop a new, state-of-the-art facility in the Netherlands for its refinish business on 4 June 2019 at Provada, the biggest real estate exhibition in the Netherlands
For the ninth consecutive year, a team from Axalta in Belgium, has participated in the annual Kom op Tegen Kanker (KOTK) 1,000km cycle ride, raising over 5,000Euros for this leading Belgian cancer charity. From 30 May to 2 June 2019, Axalta’s enthusiastic eight-strong team of Belgian employees cycled the grueling 1,000km across Belgium in very hot and humid conditions.
Axalta confirms its Official Sponsor status to Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP for the tenth consecutive year. This important milestone between Axalta and Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP further cements its long-term strategic partnership while affirming Axalta’s dedication to racing. The company is a key supplier to major international series such as Formula OneTM, NASCAR, WEC as well as Formula Student racing.
Axalta has announced that Michael Cash has resigned as Senior Vice President and President of Axalta's Industrial Coatings business, effective May 31, 2019, to pursue an opportunity outside of the coatings industry. Mr. Cash will be succeeded by Rajeev Rao, who currently serves as Axalta's Vice President, Global Powder and Business Development / Strategy, Industrial Coatings, and David Heflin, who currently serves as Axalta's Vice President, Global Industrial Coating Systems.
Axalta is exhibiting its entire range of products from its Energy Solutions business, at the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (EHVTE) Europe taking place in Stuttgart, Germany, from 7 to 9 May 2019, on Stand 461.
Axalta is pleased to have won two Edison Best New Products™ awards at a ceremony in New York City on 4 April 2019, honouring products that demonstrate excellence in technological innovation, new product and service development, marketing, and human-cantered design. Axalta's Acquire™ Quantum EFX won Bronze and Voltaprem 5000 won Silver in the Materials Science and Engineering category.
Users of Voltatex® insulating materials from Axalta can now exclusively have access to the newly-developed LILIT® (Light In-Line Insulation Test) to monitor and document the drying consistency of the coatings produced.
Axalta continues to drive innovation and demonstrate its ongoing commitment to meeting customers’ needs with branded daylight lamps. To date, 17,000 Axalta daylight lamps have been sold globally since they were introduced in 2015.
Axalta launches Voltacast 3310/Voltacast H134, a new epoxy-based casting resin system that expands the Voltacast product portfolio of casting resins from Axalta’s Energy Solutions business.
Axalta has developed a new luxurious, dynamic, stunning pearl PETRONAS green for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The new PETRONAS green colour features prominently in a stunning glow line that runs the entire length of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ race cars – from the front wing to the rear wing.
Axalta, one of the world's leading global suppliers of liquid and powder coatings, has been ranked in the top 30 at the Best Workplaces 2019 awards in Spain. Axalta Spain was entered into the category of companies with between 50 and 500 employees. The awards, held by Great Place To Work, were presented on 6 March 2019 during a special ceremony in Madrid, Spain.
For the first time in its five-year history, Axalta’s Automotive Color of the Year is showcasing a colour primed for vehicle customisation 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 colour for two-tone possibilities including black roofs.
Axalta today released its 66th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report which shows white as the global leader in consumer vehicle colour 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 grey (12%).
Axalta today announced that its Board of Directors has named Robert Bryant Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis, effective immediately. He had been serving as interim CEO since October 2018. Mr. Bryant was also appointed to serve on Axalta's Board of Directors.
Axalta including VOC-free and low VOC waterborne products, to its Industrial Liquid Coatings portfolio. The new products are: Corroless® VOC Primer – a High Performance 2K Waterbased Epoxy Primer, PercoHyd® 433 – a 2K WB Structure topcoat, and PercoTop® CS306 – a Chrome VI-free 2K wash primer.
Axalta introduces Voltatex® 4224 to its Energy Solutions portfolio. This new, low-emission impregnating resin allows for the design of smaller and more efficient motors, and for the significant reduction of the operating temperatures of standard design motors. And Voltatex 4224 is manufactured using renewable raw materials.
Porsche AG has added Cromax® to its list of approved car paint repair brands, making all three of Axalta’s premium global refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - authorised for use by Porsche AG dealerships and bodyshops worldwide. Axalta, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has held technical approval with Porsche AG for more than 20 years with Spies Hecker and Standox.
Axalta has added a new product to its Energy Solutions Portfolio – Voltatex® 1250V Fast. It’s an electrical steel coating designed to save both time and energy when used on fully-finished and semi-finished electrical steel.
Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will showcase its electro mobility offering at the Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC) which takes place in Schweinfurt, Germany, from 4 to 5 December 2018.
Axalta congratulates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on becoming the 2018 FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Champions, which was secured at the Brazilian Grand Prix on 11 November 2018 in São Paulo. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is only the second team to win five consecutive Constructors’ titles since it was first awarded in 1958.
Axalta will initiate a global price increase for its Transportation coatings effective on December 1, 2018, or as contracts with customers permit. The increase will apply to light vehicle and commercial vehicle coatings.
Axalta celebrated the official opening of its Global Innovation Center, the largest coatings research and development (R&D) centre in the world, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on 7 November. The 16,000m2 Global Innovation Center offers unparalleled specialty labs, as well as office space.
Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce the opening of its new South African central office in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa, which is dedicated to automotive refinish coatings technology.
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. The award was presented by Giorgio Pompilio, Acting Consul General for Switzerland in New York, to Robert Ferris, Axalta’s Vice President for Corporate Affairs, in a ceremony at the Swiss residence in New York, USA, on 11 October, 2018.
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is exhibiting a selection of its Alesta®powder coatings colours and textures at the International Design Biennale INTERIEUR, taking place in the Expo Kortrijk, Belgium, from October 18th to 22nd 2018.
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert Bryant, Axalta's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to the additional role of interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Bryant succeeds Terrence Hahn, who has resigned by mutual agreement with the Board, following an investigation by outside counsel into conduct by Mr. Hahn unrelated to financial matters that Axalta believes was inconsistent with Company policies. Mr. Hahn has also vacated his position on the Board.
Axalta announced today the launch of its new Axalta Racing website, the race fan’s home for up-to-date news and information regarding the company’s network of global partnerships in motorsports. Axalta’s racing partnership teams include defending Formula 1 Constructors’ Champion Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, 12-time NASCAR Cup Series owner’s championship winner Hendrick Motorsports, seven-time Team World Champion Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, eight-time Rolex 24 At Daytona champion Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, and more.
Axalta today announced the appointment of Yves Kerstens as Vice President and President of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He succeeds Matthias Schönberg. Klaus Gast joins the company as its Business Director for Powder Coatings business in Europe. Both appointments were effective as of 1 August 2018.
Axalta today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Terrence Hahn as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 4, 2018, succeeding Charlie Shaver, who served as Axalta’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Hahn will also serve on Axalta’s Board of Directors, expanding the Board’s size from eight to nine Directors.
Dr Michael Koerner, Research Fellow at Axalta, won the SURCAR Technology Achievement Award in recognition for his presentation entitled Exterior Colorcoats for Digital Printing. The presentation explained research combining coating technology with digital paint application. The Award was received at SURCAR’s inaugural North America conference in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Earlier this year, Barry Snyder, Axalta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, addressed more than 300 autonomous vehicle professionals at the Autonomous Car Detroit conference in Michigan, USA. The conference was designed to facilitate idea sharing and discussion around technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the autonomous car.
Axalta participated in the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) summit that took place in Munich, Germany, between 11 and 13 June 2018. Axalta’s delegation at the event consisted of 32 participants representing the company’s senior management team, teams of Axalta’s three premium global refinish brands – Cromax®, Spies Hecker, and Standox - as well as a number of its partners and customers. Axalta supported the summit as an Official Partner.
Axalta today 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.
Axalta the leader in full digital colour management for refinishers, has sold its 50,000th spectrophotometer globally since the launch of the first generation of handheld devices for the refinish industry in 2005. Spectrophotometers are simply a better way to match colours, and faster, right-first-time colour matches mean optimised work flow processes, helping bodyshops to save time.
Axalta is collaborating closely with the racing team of Academic Motorsports Association of Zurich (AMZ) in Switzerland, which was founded in 2006 by students of ETH Zurich, the city’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) university and one of the top ten universities in the world.
Axalta is rolling out a new efficient order management system in the second half of 2018 that is designed to give its refinish and powder coatings customers a wider choice of ordering options and greater overview of real-time price and product availability. The multi-store solution has been successfully trialed across eight countries with great success.
Axalta has received a Gold Star award from EcoVadis, the international sustainability and CSR ratings firm. The Gold Star reflects Axalta’s strong performance and prominent achievements across a range of sustainability-related criteria in the four categories: Environment, Labour Practices, Sustainable Procurement and Fair Business Practices.
Axalta honoured by Ford Motor Company with a Green Pillar World Excellence Award. Ford’s World Excellence Awards recognise companies that exceed expectations to achieve the highest levels of excellence in quality, delivery, value and innovation. Suppliers like Axalta are key to Ford’s success as it works to become the world’s most trusted mobility company.
Axalta will showcase a recently launched impregnating resin from its Energy Solution business at the Coil Winding Expo (CWIEME) in Berlin, Germany, from 19 to 21 June 2018 on Stand A13 in Hall 3.2.
Axalta is an Official Team Supplier to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Spies Hecker, one of Axalta’s premium refinish paint brands, has been responsible for more than four years for the paint on the instantly-recognisable previous championship-winning Silver Arrows as well as on this year’s car, the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+.
Axalta has been confirmed as an Official Sponsor of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for the 2018 MotoGP World Championship, which runs from 16 March 2018 to 18 November 2018. This renewal of the sponsorship, which was signed in Italy, marks the ninth consecutive year that the refinish paint systems of Cromax, one of the premium brands of Axalta, has been used on the support trucks as well as on the mechanics’ toolboxes, workbenches and other pit lane equipment.
Axalta introduces Voltatex® 1175WL and Voltatex 1175WH - low and high viscosity versions, respectively - of a self-bonding electrical steel varnish, to its Energy Solutions’ product portfolio. These two new electrical steel coatings replace the standard two component system, so no addition of a hardener or mixing is required.
Axalta has, for the eighth year running, cycled 1,000km to raise money for a leading Belgian cancer charity, Kom op Tegen Kanker (KOTK). The race, which took place from 10 to 13 May 2018, was tackled by three teams who each cycled 250km per day on each of the four days, starting and finishing in Mechelen, Belgium.
Axalta is exhibiting its range of Impregnating Resins at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (EHVTE) Europe in Hanover, Germany, from 15 to 17 May 2018, on Stand 531.
Axalta has launched one of its refinish brands, Nason Finishes, at a large paint importer and distributor in South Africa. City Paint & Tool, which has been operating for more than 50 years, has a very large footprint in the Eastern Cape of South Africa with nine branches.
Axalta announces the new legal entity names for Spencer Coatings after its successful acquisition by Axalta in May 2017. The Spencer Coatings Group, a leading industrial coatings manufacturer in the UK, has a reputation of unparalleled customer service and decades of success thanks to its high quality and durable products.
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 officially opened its Axalta Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt, Germany, at the end of February, 2018. Built to serve industrial customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) who require small batches of liquid coatings, the Axalta Color Solutions Center is designed to allow fast, agile production and provides Axalta customers with even more flexible and tailored service from a central European location.