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19 Sep 2019

The EMEA Axalta in Motion Day

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.

12 Jul 2019

Axalta Opens New State-of-the-Art Refinish Customer Training Center in Midrand

Axalta today announced the official opening of a new, state-of-the-art Refinish Training Center in Midrand, Johannesburg. The Company recently announced the opening of a new refinish facility at the same location at the end of 2018. The 1000m2 Training Center is home to Axalta’s global refinish brands Spies Hecker, Standox, Duxone, Challenger and Nason Finishes.

3 Jun 2019

Axalta races ahead in the fight for cancer

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.

Rajeev Rao
8 May 2019

Axalta Announces New Leadership of Industrial Coatings Business

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.

8 Mar 2019

Axalta Spain places in the top 30 of Best Workplaces 2019

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.

11 Jan 2019

Axalta Unveils its Automotive Color of the Year 2019

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.

12 Dec 2018

Robert Bryant Named Chief Executive Officer Of Axalta

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 opens new facility in Midrand South Africa
19 Oct 2018

Axalta opens new facility in Midrand South Africa

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.

8 Oct 2018

Robert Bryant Named Interim Chief Executive Officer of Axalta

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.

31 Jul 2018

Terrence Hahn to Join Axalta as Chief Executive Officer

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.

Axalta autonomous vehicles paint technology Radar
25 Jun 2018

Can You See Me Now?

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.

Jim Muse speaks at IBIS
21 Jun 2018

Axalta discusses skills and talent development at IBIS Global Summit 2018 in Munich

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 Publishes Sustainability Report 2016-2017
20 Jun 2018

Axalta Publishes Sustainability Report

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.

18 Jun 2018

Axalta Sells 50,000 Spectrophotometer

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.

11 Jun 2018

Axalta receives EcoVadis Gold Star award

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.

Rahul Gogate Axalta Regional Business Director Accepts Ford's Annual World Excellence Awards
5 Jun 2018

Ford Honours Axalta at 20th Annual World Excellence Awards

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.

25 May 2018

Axalta: perfect for a bodyshop and for a Formula One team

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 Cromax and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team 2018 Maverick Viñales
23 May 2018

Axalta renews official sponsorship of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team

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 adds Voltatex 1175WL and Voltatex 1175WH to its Energy Solutions portfolio
21 May 2018

Axalta adds Voltatex 1175WL and Voltatex 1175WH to its Energy Solutions portfolio

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.

KOTK charity bike ride
16 May 2018

Axalta unites to fight cancer

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 Nason Finishes is launched in South Africa
17 Apr 2018

Axalta launches its refinish brand Nason Finishes in South Africa

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 Color Solution Center Opening
11 Mar 2018

Axalta Opens New Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt

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.

Axalta Unveils New Global Product Names
26 Jan 2018

Axalta Unveils New Global Product Names

Axalta has provided innovative coatings to vehicle manufacturers around the world for decades. Now, Axalta is introducing brand names for the principal coating layers supplied to its customers that manufacture light vehicles and automotive plastic parts. The addition of names will make it easier for customers to understand Axalta’s product offerings in this key segment of the coatings industry as well as to differentiate

Axalta Unveils StarLite as its 2018 Automotive Color of the Year
12 Jan 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.

31 Oct 2017

Axalta celebrates the success of two solar car teams it supports at World Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia

Axalta celebrates the success of two student teams at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017, a competition of experimental solar cars that took place 8 to 15 October 2017 in Australia. The Bochum SolarCar Team and The Punch Powertrain Solar Team both developed effective and reliable solar vehicles that successfully completed a 3,021 kilometres race from Darwin to Adelaide.

26 Oct 2017

Axalta Wins Award at ELROMA 2017

The Energy Solutions business of Axalta has won an award in the category of New Materials Development and Applications at the 9th International Conference on Electrical Rotating Machines and Drives (ELROMA) 2017 in Mumbai, India.

19 Oct 2017

Axalta to open new Colour Experience Rooms to showcase its powder coatings

Axalta plans to roll out globally its Colour Experience Rooms, which are designed to present and to promote the company’s innovative powder coatings technologies. The success of two recently-opened Colour Experience Rooms in Belgium and Poland have led Axalta to commit to opening several further facilities, with the possibility to extend the concept in future.

Axalta and Reynaers present Iconica collection
20 Sep 2017

Axalta and Reynaers Aluminium present the ICONICA collection at Belgian architecture festival

For over thirty years, Axalta has worked closely with international aluminium company, Reynaers Aluminium, to provide architects with beautiful, durable, coated aluminium products. This year Reynaers has added Axalta’s Alesta® SD ICONICA collection to its portfolio, presenting it at the Festival van de Architectuur 2017 which took place in Antwerp, Belgium, from between September 8 and 17, 2017.

13 Sep 2017

Axalta Introduces Latest Addition to Internal Pipe Coatings Portfolio

Axalta is pleased to introduce its latest addition to the corrosion resistant internal pipe coatings line from the Nap-Gard® Functional Coatings collection. Nap-Gard 7-0015 Tan Internal FBE is a thermosetting epoxy powder designed to pass the Saudi Aramco 09-SAMSS-091 (2011) specification.

14 Aug 2017

Axalta to Acquire Plascoat Systems Limited

Axalta announced today that it has acquired Plascoat Systems Limited, a leading supplier of thermoplastic powder coatings, from its parent company, International Process Technologies (IPT) Ltd. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

12 Jul 2017

Axalta Supports German Student Racing Team’s World Solar Challenge Entry

In an official ceremony on July 5, 2017, the SolarCar Team, made up of students from Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany, unveiled the design of their entry for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge - the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser - which takes place in Australia from October 8 to 15, 2017.

Alesta® Super Durable architectural powder coatings
26 May 2017

Axalta exhibits at Vision 2017 in London

Axalta will present its recently-launched ICONICA collection of Alesta® Super Durable architectural powder coatings for metal substrates at Vision 2017, at Olympia, London, on June 6 and 7, 2017.

19 Oct 2016

Axalta Coating Systems working with Bombardier on two important London rail contracts

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has been working with Bombardier Transportation on two major railway projects in London, England. Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in the rail industry, with 61 production and engineering sites and 18 service centres in 28 countries. Both projects will utilise products from Axalta’s leading Imron® Hydro portfolio of coatings.

6 Oct 2016

Official unveiling of Axalta-sponsored Wolfast UniOvi MotoStudent IV motorbike

Every year, MotoStudent challenges university students around the world to design and to manufacture motorbike prototypes in one of two categories - 250cc four-stroke engine and fully electric - which then go head to head in a race at the Motorland World Championship Aragón Circuit in Spain. This year’s competition has attracted 55 entrants from across Europe and South America. The Wolfast UniOvi team has already assessed the performance of its prototype in a test race on the CISvial circuit at Langreo, Spain, between 1 and 3 October 2016.

20 Sep 2016

Axalta Products Share the World Stage at the Olympic Games in Rio

The flames have been extinguished on the Olympic and Paralympic torches but the coating on them still remains vibrant. Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, manufactures the Alesta® AP Polyester Architectural coating that was applied to this year’s Olympic and Paralympic torches by Pinturas Boronat S.L., a family-owned company founded in 1982 in Barcelona, Spain, which is renowned for its focus on quality, service and innovation. The company hosts four production lines, split between powder and liquid applications, covering 4200 square metres of production space.

8 Jun 2016

Axalta opens expanded European Technology Center in Wuppertal, Germany

The ETC will comprise facilities that house the latest coating research equipment. The entire campus encompasses 15,000m2 of laboratories, formulation and application capabilities, a weathering and corrosion service, pilot-scale and full scale-up facilities, customer demonstration centre, as well as offices.