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's 2018 Automotive Color Popularity Report Shows White's Continued Global Preference on Vehicles at 38 Percent
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, 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 Coating Systems Powder Coatings on Display at the International Biennale INTERIEUR Design Event in Kortrijk
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 appoints Yves Kerstens as Vice President and President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Klaus Gast as Business Director for Powder Coatings in Europe
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.
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 supports STEM initiatives through collaboration with Academic Motorsports Association of Zurich (AMZ)
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 rolls out simplified ordering system to provide customers with wider choice of ordering options
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 exhibits its Energy Solutions portfolio at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe in Hanover, Germany
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.
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 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’s 65th Annual Global Automotive 2017 Color Popularity Report Reveals White as Number One Color Choice Worldwide
Axalta today 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, and grey and silver tied in third place for the second consecutive year at 11 percent.
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.
Axalta and the Netherlands-based towing systems manufacturer Brink Towing Systems BV have signed an agreement which sees the tow bars manufactured by Brink to be coated with Axalta’s high-performance cathodic electrocoat, AquaEC™ 3000.
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.
Axalta will exhibit its most recently launched collection of Alesta® Super Durable architectural powder coatings - ICONICA - at BATIMAT 2017 Exhibition, to be held at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.
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 introduces the Eloxal Selection, comprised of high-performance metallic effect powder coatings from Axalta’s Alesta® Super Durable range. The Eloxal Selection provides reproducible, homogeneous finishes coupled with outstanding exterior durability and high weather resistance, which make it ideal for outdoor architectural applications.
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.
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 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.
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.
Axalta Coating Systems as unveiled its 2017 automotive colour collection, Color_gen, to European car manufacturers (OEMs).
Axalta Offers Car Manufacturers Insights into Electrocoat Developments during SURCAR event in Cannes, France
Dr. Herman Yee, the Global Manager of Technology for Electrocoat at Axalta Coating Systems, gave representatives from car manufacturers insight into new electrocoat technology innovations at the 29th International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing (SURCAR).
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.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of collaboration between Axalta Coating Systems and ALUCOIL, a multinational manufacturer of high-tech aluminium materials for the building and construction industry based in Spain.
Axalta Coating Systems Discusses New Trends In Consolidated Paint Processes at DFO European Automotive Conference in Germany
Axalta Coating Systems presented the opening address at the 24th annual DFO European Automotive Coating conference, held recently in Braunschweig, Germany, for automotive and paint industry experts.
Axalta Coating Systems is exhibiting its Energy Solutions products and services at the Coil Winding Expo (CWIEME) in Berlin, Germany, from June 20 to 22, 2017 in Hall 3.2 on Stand A19.
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.
Axalta Coating Systems announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group.
Axalta Presents Its Colour and Process Optimisation Expertise at Automotive Engineering Expo 2017 in Germany
Axalta Coating Systems will exhibit at the Automotive Engineering Expo (AEE) 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, on May 30 and 31, 2017. The trade fair focuses on the car body process chain, from concept through final assembly.
Axalta Coating Systems and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport celebrate team win at Chinese Grand Prix
Axalta Coating Systems expanded its role as an Official Team Supplier to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport at the 2017 Formula OneTM Heineken Chinese Grand Prix, which took place in Shanghai on April 9, 2017...
Axalta Coating Systems was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31, in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Axalta Coating Systems features its new powder trend offering ICONICA in Milan during the 56th annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Axalta Coating Systems has introduced a collection of colours for its Alesta® Super Durable powder coatings. ICONICA contains 40 colours across four distinctive colour palettes...
Axalta Coating Systems Powder Coatings on Display at the 10th International Biennale Design Event in France
Axalta Coating Systems is exhibiting a selection of its Alesta® powder coatings colours and textures at the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennale.
Axalta has provided its Alesta® SD or Super Durable line of powder coatings for the façade of Central Asia’s largest airport, the new Ashgabat International Airport.
40,000 Axalta Spectrophotometers Help Refinish Professionals Achieve Excellent Colour Match, Improving Productivity
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 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.
Axalta’s “Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report” Shows Strong Preference for Neutrals... but Colour is Coming Back
Axalta Coating Systems today released its Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report which confirms a continued global pre-eminence by white, while hints of colourful hues enliven traditional neutral colours to bring colour back into the mainstream.
Axalta Coating Systems has invested to expand and to optimize manufacturing capabilities for its Alesta® brand at its powder coatings production facilities in Landshut, Germany due to growing market demand.
Axalta , is supplying its Abcite® thermoplastic powder coating to protect pipes and fittings of Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany’s largest municipal drinking water supply company.
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.
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.
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.
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.